A protester holds a Palestinian flag as smoke rises from burning tyres during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest against Jewish settlements, in al-Mughayyir village near the West Bank city of Ramallah March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
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Israel took no steps to comply with a Security Council call to stop all settlement activity in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and instead authorized "a high rate" of settlement expansions in violation of international law, the United Nations said Friday.The resolution didn't impose sanctions on Israel, so the council isn't called on to take any action.He called "the January spike" in illegal settlement announcements by Israel "deeply concerning". During that month, he said, two major announcements were made for a total of 5,500 housing units in Area C, the 60 percent of the West Bank exclusively controlled by Israel.
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