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    Israel approves new settlements ahead of second round of...

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Israel's approval of 1,200 new settlement homes on the West Bank and in East Jerusalem has been met with international disapproval. Both the UN and the EU have condemned the move. US secretary of state John Kerry said that it was expected, though continued that he still considers the settlements 'illegitimate'. He also asked the Palestinians not to react 'adversely' to the news.