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Israeli PM criticises David Cameron over settlement comments

Israel's prime minister has criticised David Cameron after comments he made in the Commons over Israel's occupation of east Jerusalem.

Responding to a question from an MP, Mr Cameron said that the "effective encirclement of east Jerusalem" by Israeli settlements was "shocking". The Palestinians want east Jerusalem as the capital of their hoped-for state.

On Thursday, Benjamin Netanyahu said Mr Cameron "forgot a few basic facts about Jerusalem".

He said that "only Israeli sovereignty" can protect Jerusalem's holy places from ruin by "the Islamic State and Hamas". He said that Israeli sovereignty over the city "protects the rule of law for Arab residents".

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