Palestine Warns of Pursuing War Crimes Charges If Israeli Settlements Continue

Israel has stepped up its settlement effort in the West Bank after the UN recognized Palestine as a state


Israel is moving forward with plans for two major settlement projects in east Jerusalem, a spokeswoman said Tuesday, even as a senior Palestinian official warned that his government could pursue war crimes charges if Israel doesn't halt such construction.

International anger over Israeli settlement construction has snowballed in recent days, following last week's U.N. recognition of a state of Palestine—in lands Israel occupied in 1967—as a non-member observer in the General Assembly.