UN sees surge in Israeli settlements after Quartet report

A general view of an Israeli building site of new housing units in the Jewish settlement of Neve Yaakov, in the northern area of east JerusalemIsraeli settlement expansion has surged in the two months since the diplomatic Quartet called for a halt to the construction of Jewish outposts on Palestinian land, the UN envoy said Monday. In a much-awaited report, the Quartet — the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations — urged Israel to stop building settlements and called on the Palestinians to cease incitement to violence.


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