Israel approved on Tuesday a plan for 1,100 new homes in East Jerusalem, prompting condemnation from the Palestinian Authority, who argue that settlement activity hampers efforts to resume the peace process.
AP – Israel’s government on Tuesday granted the go-ahead for construction of 1,100 new housing units in occupied east Jerusalem, raising already heightened tensions fueled by last week’s Palestinian move to seek U.N. membership.
A bid for Palestinian statehood
- Israeli troops manhandle EU envoys in West Bank
- Israeli forces kill Palestinian militant in West Bank
- Hopes of Oslo Accords unfulfilled 20 years on
- Three Palestinians killed in West Bank clashes
- Peace talks to start amid tensions over settlements
- Palestinian prisoners freed hours before peace talks
- Israel names 26 Palestinian prisoners to be freed
- Palestinians slam latest Jewish settlement plan
- Israel approves new Jewish settlement homes
- Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to resume next week
Date created : 2011-09-27