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
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- Palestinians submit draft to UN on Israeli withdrawal
- Will the real unilateralists please stand up?
- Palestinians to push for Israeli withdrawal at the UN
- Israel seeks US block of Palestinian statehood drive
- Palestinian attacks Israeli family with acid, says army
- Tensions high as Palestinians mourn minister’s death
- Israeli cabinet approves 'Jewish state bill'
- Fifth victim dies following Jerusalem synagogue attack
- Israeli settlers torched mosque, say Palestinians
Date created : 2011-09-27