Ban renews call for halt on West Bank settlement plans

January 14, 2013 21:35

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday renewed his call for Israel to withdraw building plans for the controversial E1 area of the West Bank.

Following the evacuation of a Palestinian outpost in the area over the weekend, Ban spokesperson released a statement in which he said that the UN chief was "following with concern" developments regarding Israel's plans for the area.

Ban stressed that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal under international law. and "repeated his call that any such settlement plans for E-1 must be rescinded."

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