What new events, settlement construction and impediments of Palestinian construction have prompted this lenghtier and more detailed condemnation of Israel? Is the timing of the release by "Ashton, the Germans, the French and the British" of any significance? Does it regard prospects of the new configuration of the Israeli government? Is it true that "a 'negative' (to Israel's government) message from EU foreign ministers would only encourage Palestinian intransigence"?
UN chief condemns Palestinian toddler killing, urges calm (Reuters)
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