BY | October 31, 2013

NEW YORK: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon deplored on Wednesday the announcement of further Israeli settlement plans in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

“Settlement activity is contrary to international law and constitutes an obstacle to peace. Any measures that prejudge final status issues will not be recognised by the international community,” a statement by Ban’s office said.

The Secretary General, according to the statement, “understands that Israel took a difficult step in continuing to release Palestinian pre-Oslo prisoners in the face of deep domestic opposition, and appreciates this gesture.

However, it continued, “in keeping with the statement by the Quartet on September 27, the Secretary General expects the parties to take every possible step to promote conditions conducive to the success of the negotiating process and to refrain from actions that undermine trust”.

RELATED

It is being celebrated in almost the entire world today. Here are Eid ul-Fitr 2014 quotes, messages of Prophet (PBUH). New moon in USA, Canada, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and many other nations has been sighted. Eid-ul Fitr 2014 is finally here and the whole world seems to be...

Hamas agrees to 24-hour Gaza ceasefire with Israel for Eid Gaza: Palestinian militant group Hamas Sunday accepted a UN-proposed truce for 24 hours as Israel resumed its offensive earlier in the day, after a temporary truce came to an end. The ongoing fighting between the Hamas...

gaza israel attack 14

Eid Al-Fitr 2014 is here and Muslims in USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia and many other places are going to celebrate this occasion in a big way. But many people will celebrate it on Tuesday if crescent moon is not sighted later today. But not everyone in United States will be...

This is almost very clear that Eid Al Fitr 2014 will be celebrated in USA, Saudi Arabia, on 28th July. Eid greetings and messages are in great demand across the world. The biggest and the most prominent Muslim festival that commemorates the ending of the holy month of Ramadan...

After month long fasting for the believers in the entire month it is the time to celebrate. Eid al Fitr 2014 in USA is set to be celebrated on 28th. Date, salah timing details are here. Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the main organization of Muslims in the United...