UN no enforcement mechanism to stop Israel settlements: Analyst

Israel’s illegal construction of settlements will not end despite a call for halt at the UN Security Council, made possible by President Barack Obama’s green light, an analyst says.

On Friday, the Obama administration refused to veto a UN Security Council resolution against Israel’s settlement constructions against the backdrop of a long row between the president and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the so-called two-state solution as well as Iran’s nuclear deal.

 In an interview with Press TV on Saturday, Chicago-based author and radio host Stephen Lendman sounded pessimistic about the outcome of the resolution, which “accuses Israel of constructing illegal settlements.”

He noted that “all the settlements in the Palestinian territory are illegal. It’s not that any of these countries are saying it.”

Israeli illegal settlers block the entrance of the settlement outpost of Amona on December 15, 2016 in the Israeli-occupied…

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