|dethalternate||Date: Tuesday, 13-August-2013, 7:34 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
Israel's approval of 1,200 new settlement homes on the West Bank and in East Jerusalem has been met with international disapproval. Both the UN and the EU have condemned the move. US secretary of state John Kerry said that it was expected, though continued that he still considers the settlements 'illegitimate'. He also asked the Palestinians not to react 'adversely' to the news.
Around 500,000 Israelis live in 100 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The settlements are considered illegal under international law.