Israel has ignored resolution to stop settlements in Palestinian territories, UN says

Israel has ignored a demand by the UN Security Council to stop building settlements in the Palestinian West Bank, the UN has warned.

In the first report on the implementation of a UN resolution, which called on Israel “to cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory including east Jerusalem”, the UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov said that “no such steps had been taken”.

The resolution did not impose any sanctions on Israel but it enshrined a global disapproval of the settlements.

It was adopted by the Security Council in December with 14 votes in favour and a US abstention.

 

Read More: Israel has ignored resolution to stop settlements in Palestinian territories, UN says | The Independent

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