Ban Ki-moon urges Israeli lawmakers to reconsider settlement bill

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UN chief urges Gambia military to end takeover of election commissionThis file photo taken on November 15, 2016 shows United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the UN climate conference in Marrakesh. (AFP/ FADEL SENNA)

Outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged Israeli lawmakers to reconsider advancing a bill that would legalize Israeli settlement homes on private Palestinian land in the West Bank.

“I strongly urge legislators to reconsider advancing this bill, which will have negative legal consequences for Israel and substantially diminish the chances for Arab-Israeli peace,” Ban told the U.N. Security Council during his final briefing on the Middle East.

Story by Reuters.