Britain to Israel: Reverse Settlement Expansion or Europe Will Consider Further Steps

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British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday that European sanctions against Israel in response to its latest plans to build more settlements on disputed land were not an option, but said further steps would need to be considered if the expansion plans were not rescinded.