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The UN special envoy in the middle East: «Israel violates the security Council resolution»

The UN special representative in the middle East, Mladenov said that Israel violates the resolution of the UN security Council to halt construction in the settlements.

Mladenov made the announcement at a special meeting of the UN security Council. According to the statement. Mladenov in the last three months of construction in the settlements continues. «This is done at a pace that makes unrealistic resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on the principle of two States,» said Mladenov.

According to him, the basic construction is in East Jerusalem (as in international institutions call all the neighborhoods built in the capital after the six day war of 1967). Mladenov said that in July 2017 was granted permission to build about 2,300 housing units in these neighborhoods of the capital. The UN representative in the region said that this was 30% more than for the whole of 2016.

Recall that the security Council resolution No. 2334, demanding that Israel completely halt settlement activity in the «occupied territories» was adopted on 23 December 2016.

One of the paragraphs of the resolution is the requirement that UN representative in the region once in three months to report on its compliance.

The UN special envoy in the middle East: «Israel violates the security Council resolution» 26.09.2017

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