Saturday, June 27, 2009

Quartet urges settlement freeze

Al Jazeera, June 27, 2009

Ban called on Israel to stop expanding settlements, including those increasing from ’natural growth’ [AFP]

The international Quartet on Middle East peace has called on Israel to halt Jewish settlements in the Palestinian territories and open border crossings as a first step to advance peace.

The Quartet, comprised of the European Union, Russia, the United States and the United Nations, made the appeal on Friday in the northeastern Italian city of Trieste.

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