UN chief urges Israeli lawmakers to reconsider settlement bill
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Amona residents to “act responsibly” and with restraint in order to prevent a repeat of violent clashes which occurred in 2006.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a news conference at a United Nations-run school in Gaza City June 28, 2016. (photo credit:REUTERS)
Outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged Israeli lawmakers to reconsider advancing a bill that would legalize Israeli settlement homes on private Palestinian land in the West Bank.
“I strongly urge legislators to reconsider advancing this bill, which will have negative legal consequences for Israel and substantially diminish the chances for Arab-Israeli peace,” Ban told the UN Security Council during his final briefing on the Middle East.