Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Israeli settlements, Sahel crisis, Iran protests, reconciliation for peace, World Toilet Day

A recap of Tuesday’s stories in brief: UN ‘regret’ over US settlements reversal; Almost daily attacks plunge Sahel into ‘three-country crisis’;  live ammunition reportedly used against Iranian protesters; reconciliation helps ‘repair fractures’, promote peace; call for poorest countries to take leading role in their own development agendas; and World Toilet Day.

News in Brief 19 November 2019

  • Almost daily attacks plunge Sahel into ‘three-country crisis’: WFP
  • Live ammunition reportedly used against protesters in Iran
  • US declaration on Israeli settlements does not alter international law: OHCHR
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Palestinians trapped in ‘coercive environment’, says UN rights official

Many Palestinians living under Israeli occupation suffer from a “coercive environment” where settlement expansion has made people’s lives so unbearable that they feel pressured to move, according to James Heenan, head of the UN human rights office in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.  Mr. heenan spoke with Reem Abaza of UN News in Jerusalem, explaining the challenges Palestinians routinely face, in the West Bank,  East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

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Two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict “only way”

“The two-state solution remains the only way to achieve the legitimate national aspirations” of Israelis and Palestinians, the UN Special Coordinator of the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council on Thursday.

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News in Brief 09 January 2017 (PM)

Terror “will not bring a solution” to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

“Violence and terror” will not bring a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the UN Secretary-General said on Monday, following an attack which left four Israelis dead in Jerusalem.

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