Palestinians ask UNSC to 'intervene' on settlements

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 26, 2012 10:38




The PLO envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday sent a letter to the presidents of the Security Council and General Assembly Wednesday condemning settlement in the West Bank and calling on the Security Council to intervene.

Saying that Israel is obligated by the road map to freeze settlement activity, Palestinian envoy Riyad Mansour wrote that Israel "continues directly to neglect and violate all international commitments," Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported.

Mansour continued by claiming Israel's settlement activity is proof Jerusalem rejects a two-state solution based on pre-1967 lines and that settlement is destroying geographic contiguity of a future Palestinian state, according to the report.

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