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UN Secretary-General: Settlements Endager Israeli-Palestinian Peace

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Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. Photo: WEF.

Times of Israel – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday expressed concern that Israel’s settlement building could prevent the eventual establishment of a Palestinian state. Meeting in Ramallah with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Ban said that he was “deeply troubled by Israel’s continuing settlement activity in the West Bank, including east Jerusalem.”

Ban added that “the settlement activity is deepening the Palestinian people’s mistrust in the seriousness on the Israeli side toward achieving peace. It will ultimately render a two-state solution impossible.”

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