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U.N. report critical of settlements

Posted: February 1, 2013 at 2:25 a.m.

Israel has pursued a creeping annexation of the Palestinian territories through the creation of Jewish settlements and committed multiple violations of international law, possibly including war crimes, a U.N. panel said Thursday, calling for an immediate halt to all settlement activity and the withdrawal of all settlers.

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