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PLO urges world to implement UN settlements report

Feb. 1, 2013 3:00 A.M. (Updated: Feb. 2, 2013 4:26 A.M.)
JERICHO (Ma’an) -- PLO official Saeb Erekat on Friday called on the international community to implement a UN human rights report which said Israeli settlement building could constitute war crimes.

The UN fact-finding mission released its conclusions on Thursday, calling for Israel to withdraw settlers from the occupied West Bank and redress human rights violations as a result of its settlement policy.

The report also said private companies should stop working in the settlements if their work adversely affected the human rights of Palestinians, and urged member states to ensure companies respected human rights.

Erekat called the recommendations "very significant" and urged the international community to follow them by holding Israel to account.

His comments were made during separate meetings with the US and British Consul-Generals.

The former PLO negotiator reiterated Palestine's position that settlement activities must be halted before peace talks can begin.

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