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.
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Date created : 2011-09-27