Palestinians laud UK, France for mulling steps against Israel
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said he hoped Britain and France were considering measures against Israel, including recalling their ambassadors. He said building in E1 "destroys the two-state solution, (establishing) East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine and practically ends the peace process and any opportunity to talk about negotiations in the future."


Sami Abu Zuhri, spokesman for the Hamas Islamist movement that governs the Gaza Strip, said the settlement plans were "an insult to the international community, which should bear responsibility for Israeli violations and attacks on Palestinians." (Reuters)