title: 'Israel settlements Palestinian UN victory' published: true publish_date: '31-08-2016 14:56' taxonomy: category:
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There have been scenes of celebration across the West Bank and Gaza following the United Nationsí vote to recognise Palestine as a non-member state.†But Israel has retaliated with the announcement itís authorised the building of more than 3000 housing units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. The Palestiniansí success signified a humiliating defeat for Israel and the United States, which were among just nine countries to vote against the move.†But questions remain about what change the new status will achieve on the ground and how to resurrect a peace process thatís dead in the water.