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UK summons Israel's ambassador

The UK has summoned Israel's ambassador in London over the plans to expand settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories.

But the Foreign Office dismissed reports Britain's ambassador could be withdrawn from Israel as "speculation".

Israel authorised 3,000 additional housing units a day after the UN voted to upgrade Palestinian status.

Richard Galpin reports.

  • 03 Dec 2012