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Israel rebukes UN Security Council anti-settlement statement, criticizes US support

Members of the UN Security Council issued on Monday a rare joint statement, the first in nine years, condemning recent Israeli measures for West Bank settlement expansion.
A general view shows a United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, at the United Nations headquarters, New York, Feb. 20, 2023.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office slammed on Monday a rare statement by the United Nations Security Council, condemning Israeli settlement expansion in occupied Palestinian Territories as “blind” and one-sided.

“[It] denies the rights of Jews to live in our historic homeland and ignores the Palestinian terrorist attacks in Jerusalem over the past month,” the Israeli leader said.

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