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South Korea calls on Israel to stop settlement expansion

Palestinian protesters pray during a demonstration against Jewish settlements in the Palestinian village of Deir Estia in the occupied West Bank on 2 April 2010 [Najeh Hashlamoun/Apaimages]
Palestinian protesters pray during a demonstration against Jewish settlements in the Palestinian village of Deir Estia in the occupied West Bank on 2 April 2010 [Najeh Hashlamoun/Apaimages]

South Korea expressed its disappointment on Friday of the Israeli Knesset's approval of the settlement bill which retroactively legalises previously illegal settlement outposts built on private occupied Palestinian land, Mesralarabia.com has reported.

"The South Korean government calls for Israel to stop building settlements in the West Bank," said spokesperson and Deputy Minister for Public Relations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cho June-hyuck.

He called for Israeli "cooperation with the international efforts to reach an Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation based on the two-state solution."

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