UN envoy: Settlements major obstacle to Palestinian state

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 22, 2010 22:32




Israel's West Bank settlement construction has made the formation of a Palestinian state an almost impossible task, said Richard Falk, a UN representative on human rights in the Palestinian territories, on Friday, AFP reported.

A Palestinian state "seems increasingly problematic as a solution because it would require a substantial reversal of the settlement process," said Falk.

Falk reported to the UN General Assembly that it would also be very difficult to make east Jerusalem the capitol of a potential Palestinian state.


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