UN Secretary-General Calls for End to Gaza Blockade, “Illegal” Settlement Building

22.03.2010 - Jerusalen - Democracy Now!

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: *“The world has condemned Israel’s settlement expansion plans in East Jerusalem. Let us be clear: all settlement activities is illegal anywhere in occupied territory, and this must stop. The Quartet has reaffirmed it, that position.”*

His visit followed the release of a statement by the Quartet of the US, Russia, European Union and UN calling for an end to Israeli settlement activity and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state within the next two years.

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