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Israel must halt construction of West Bank settlements

Headline Title:  Israel must halt construction of West Bank settlements 03 December 2012 The Israeli government's announcement that it is to expand settlements in the West Bank in response to the UN vote on Palestinian statehood violates human rights and international humanitarian law, Amnesty International said today."Settlement construction is the cause of forced displacement, a myriad of human rights violations and is a flagrant violation of international law. Israel must immediately halt all construction of settlements and related infrastructure as a first step towards removing…

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