UN council to hear briefing on Palestinian territories

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    The UN Security Council will on Wednesday hear a briefing on the humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territories which the United States had opposed, diplomats said.

    The Palestinian envoy to the UN had asked for the briefing as part of efforts to keep the deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in the international spotlight.

    Valerie Amos, the UN humanitarian coordinator, will give details on the impact of Israeli settlements at the UN Security Council meeting on Wednesday morning as part of discussions on the Middle East, diplomats said.

    Direct talks between the Palestinians and Israel have been frozen since September 2010 when Israel halted a moratorium on settlement building in the occupied territories.

    Since then Israel has stepped up construction activity, drawing widespread criticism, including from the United States. The UN has also reported an increase in attacks by extremist settlers on Palestinians.

    UN council to hear briefing on Palestinian territories - Yahoo! News

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