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March 22, 2012 5:19 pm

Netanyahu: UN Human Rights Probe into Settlements “Hypocritical”

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Ynet – The United Nations’ Human Rights Council on Thursday passed a resolution ordering a first probe into how Israel’s West Bank settlements may be infringing on Palestinians’ rights.

The resolution was adopted with 36 votes in favor and 10 abstentions. While Spain and Italy have called for abstention, the United States were the only ones to vote against the draft resolution.

The US representative explained that “the US position vis-à-vis the settlements is clear and had not changed.” But he argued that “direct negotiations” were the only solution.

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