View of the Jewish settlement of Har Homa in east Jerusalem, on December 20, 2012
View of a new housing project under construction at the Jewish settlement of Har Homa in east Jerusalem, on December 20, 2012. Israel's foreign ministry has slammed as "biased" a report by the UN Human Rights Council calling on the Jewish state to halt all settlement activity, saying it would only hamper peace efforts. © Ahmad Gharabli - AFP/File
View of the Jewish settlement of Har Homa in east Jerusalem, on December 20, 2012
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Last updated: January 31, 2013

Biased UN settlement report hampers peace, says Israel

Israel's foreign ministry on Thursday slammed as "biased" a report by the UN Human Rights Council calling on the Jewish state to halt all settlement activity, saying it would only hamper peace efforts.

"The Human Rights Council has sadly distinguished itself by its systematically one-sided and biased approach towards Israel. This latest report is yet another unfortunate reminder of that," said spokesman Yigal Palmor in a statement.

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