Israel strikes back after UN settlement vote

A Palestinian protester in front of the Israeli settlement of Qadumim (Kedumim) on December 9, 2016 during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian landIsrael on Sunday summoned representatives of states that supported a UN resolution demanding it halts settlement activity, while cutting civilian coordination with Palestinians by way of rebuke. Foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said that the 14 envoys of UN Security Council members will visit the ministry in Jerusalem throughout the day. The Council passed the measure Friday after the United States abstained, enabling the adoption of the first resolution since 1979 to condemn Israel over its settlement policy.

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