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Palestinians Denounce Israeli Settlement Plans at UN

The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday urged the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israel’s plans to build thousands more homes for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem. Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour said Israel’s announcement this week that it would add 1,000 housing units in occupied East Jerusalem and its earlier decisison to build  2,600 residential units there were exacerbating tensions and impeding peace. “Since its occupation began in 1967, Israel, the occupying power,...

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