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Israeli settlements in Palestine 'illegal'

Israeli settlements in Palestine 'illegal'

Members of the UN Security Council strongly opposed the US announcement that it no longer considers Israeli settlements to be a violation of international law.

Israel to build new settler homes after deady knife attack

Israel to build new settler homes after deady knife attack

The teenage attacker snuck into the settlement on Thursday evening, the Israeli army said, stabbing three people before being shot dead.

Palestinian PM meets chairman of Gaza Committee in Qatar

Palestinian PM meets chairman of Gaza Committee in Qatar

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Thursday met Chairman of the Qatari Committee for Reconstruction of Gaza, Ambassador Mohamed Ismail al-Emadi.

Israeli minister calls for more settlement approvals

Israeli minister calls for more settlement approvals

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has summoned a meeting of top Israeli planning officials for next week to expand Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, his office said on Thursday.

UN chief alarmed by Israel's approval of new settlement

UN chief alarmed by Israel's approval of new settlement

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is disappointed and alarmed by Israel's decision to build a new settlement in occupied Palestinian territory, his spokesman said on Friday.

Netanyahu vows to move ahead on new settlement plan

Netanyahu vows to move ahead on new settlement plan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Thursday to move ahead on a plan to create Israel's first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in more than 20 years despite international concern over the issue.

Trump envoy, Netanyahu discuss peace, settlements

Trump envoy, Netanyahu discuss peace, settlements

US President Donald Trump's special envoy Jason Greenblatt and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed ways to reach peace with the Palestinians as well as settlement construction, a statement said Tuesday.

Israeli settlements may not help peace, says White House

Israeli settlements may not help peace, says White House

The Trump administration said on Thursday that Israel's building of new settlements or expansion of existing ones in occupied territories may not be helpful in achieving peace with Palestinians.

Israel strikes back after UN settlement vote

Israel strikes back after UN settlement vote

Israel on Sunday summoned representatives of states that supported a UN resolution demanding it halt settlement activity, while cutting civilian coordination with Palestinians by way of rebuke.

UN Council postpones vote on Israeli settlements

UN Council postpones vote on Israeli settlements

The UN Security Council on Thursday postponed a vote on a draft resolution demanding that Israel halt its settlement activities in the Palestinian territories and east Jerusalem, diplomats said.

Israel approves 284 new housing units in West Bank settlements

Israel approves 284 new housing units in West Bank settlements

Israel approved on Wednesday 284 new housing units in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank at a time of heightened international concern over a construction drive on land Palestinians seek for a state.

Israel approves millions to West Bank settlements after attacks

Israel approves millions to West Bank settlements after attacks

Israel's government on Sunday approved nearly $13mn in financing for the West Bank settlements of Kiryat Arba and within Hebron, officials said, following a wave of Palestinian attacks in the area.