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28 December 2009 Military News

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  • Israel to Build 700 Homes in East Jerusalem VOA 28 Dec 2009 -- Israel plans to build nearly 700 new apartments in disputed East Jerusalem, defying demands by the United States and the Palestinian Authority for a freeze on settlement construction. While Israel has imposed a partial freeze on construction in the West Bank, government spokesman Mark Regev says that does not apply to Jerusalem, which Israel says is the eternal capital of the Jewish people.
  • Statement by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Construction in East Jerusalem The White House 28 Dec 2009
  • EGYPT-OPT: Egypt blocks Gaza protesters IRIN 28 Dec 2009 -- More than 1,000 people from 42 countries who have vowed to travel from Cairo to the Gaza Strip on 31 December in a bid to highlight and break the Israeli economic blockade, will be prevented from carrying out their mission, according to the Egyptian authorities.
  • DR Congo: blue helmets protect thousands daily, says top UN envoy UN News Centre 28 Dec 2009 -- The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) upholds the human rights of thousands of people every day, the top UN envoy to the African nation said today, rejecting criticism from a non-governmental organization that blue helmets are “complicit” in abuses committed by the Congolese army.

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