A Palestinian protester holds a banner reading "WARNING: This is illegally occupied land. State of Palestine." as Israeli soldiers stand guard during a demonstration against Israel's controversial separation barrier in the West Bank village of Al-Maasarah near Bethlehem on Nov. 30, 2012. Photo:Xinhua

Israel to build new settler homes after Palestinian UN victory

Israel revealed on Friday plans to build 3,000 more settler homes in east Jerusalem and the West Bank after a historic UN vote to recognise Palestine as a non-member observer state, with Washington describing the move as “counter-productive”.

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A Palestinian protester holds a banner reading "WARNING: This is illegally occupied land. State of Palestine." as Israeli soldiers stand guard during a demonstration against Israel's controversial separation barrier in the West Bank village of Al-Maasarah near Bethlehem on Nov. 30, 2012. Photo:Xinhua
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