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 police enter east Jerusalem mosque in search of Palestinian protesters
- Israel intercepts boat seeking to break Gaza blockade
- Israel releases prominent Hamas leader after year in prison
- Palestinians to submit first case against Israel to ICC
- Netanyahu slams foreign ‘dictates’ as France's Fabius visits Israel
- Palestinian killed by Israeli army jeep in West Bank
- Israel isn't on UN blacklist of parties that kill or injure children
- Palestinians withdraw FIFA bid to suspend Israel
- Former British PM Blair quits as Quartet’s Middle East envoy
- US ‘to reevaluate’ backing Israel at UN
Date created : 2011-09-27