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  12/3/2012, Kislev 19, 5773

Israeli Construction Deals Blow to Peace, Says UN Chief


United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Sunday against Israel’s plan to build new homes in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, calling it an "almost fatal blow" to any prospects for peace.

"It was with grave concern and disappointment that the secretary general learned of Israel's announcement of 3,000 new settlement units in east Jerusalem and other parts of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria –ed.)," a statement from Ban's spokesman said, according to an AFP report.