New York, 3 Rabiul Awwal 1434/15 January 2013 (Anadolu Agency/MINA) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon asked Israel to cancel its settlement plan called E1.

       Ban said that Israel’s building a settlement unit in West Bank was illegal according to international laws.

       Ban, in his earlier statements, expressed disappointment about the settlement plans of Israel.

       In the weekend, hundreds of Palestinians protested the construction of new Israeli settlement units in the east of Jerusalem. Protestors set up 30 tents in “E1” zone in order to protest illegal Jewish settlements in 3,000 residences to be built by Israel.

      Nearly 500 Israeli soldiers raided the tents, and detained some of the protestors.

      After Palestine gained non-member observer status in the UN, Israel, as a reaction, decided to build 3,000 illegal residences in East Jerusalem.  (T.R-014/R-006)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)

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