Within Israel's right-wing government, there is little appetite to cede any ground to the Palestinians.
Some raised their voice in defense of the women, saying that they were more "Beyonce" than "Black Panther."
"Progress towards peace requires a freeze of Israel's settlement enterprise," Ban said
The move marks the end of an informal construction freeze in the Palestinian territory that lasted 18 months
"Settlement activities are a violation of international law," Ban Ki-moon says.
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