Feds silent after Israel announces it will build on disputed land

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. (LAURENT DIONNE/QMI Agency)

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. (LAURENT DIONNE/QMI Agency)

Mark Dunn, Senior National Reporter

, Last Updated: 4:47 PM ET

Israel's decision to punish Palestinians by building settlements on disputed land barely raised a peep from the Canadian government Monday.

While the government was considering what sort of retaliatory action - including cutting funding - it would take after the United Nations granted the Palestinian Authority non-member observer status Thursday, Israel was rebuked by other allies for its response.

Canada was one of nine countries, including the United States, to oppose the resolution, saying a peace accord should have been negotiated before the Palestinian Authority sought non-member observer status at the UN.


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