Israel urged to end settlement expansion in UN review
BERLIN (AP) — A United Nations’ review of human rights issues in Israel has issued 240 recommendations, including that it end settlement expansion.
Israel said it would need time to review 232 recommendations made by individual countries in the Human Rights Council working group in Geneva. It “noted” eight recommendations submitted by the “State of Palestine,” saying the entity doesn’t “satisfy the criteria for statehood under international law.”
Britain urged “immediate action to cease the policy of demolitions of Palestinian properties and buildings” and for Israel “to reverse policy on settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territories.”
Germany said Israel should end “practices of collective punishment such as the demolition of homes, revocation of residency permits in East Jerusalem, and the closure of entire areas.”
The U.S. made no recommendations in Thursday’s report.