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UN Human Rights Council condemns Israeli settlement plans

The UN Council on Human Rights yesterday passed three resolutions condemning Israeli settlement activity on Occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the Syrian Golan Heights. The United States was the only country to vote against the resolutions.
The Council is expected to adopt another resolution today, Thursday 25th March, calling for the establishment of a fund to compensate Palestinians who suffered losses during Israel 's offensive on Gaza 14 months ago.

One of the resolutions on "grave human rights violations" by Israeli forces, passed by 31 votes to 9 with 7 abstentions in the 47-member Council, demanded that Israel end its occupation of Palestinian land under its control since 1967.

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