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
- US judge replaces UN Gaza inquiry head after criticism
- Head of UN Gaza inquiry to quit over Israeli criticism
- ICC to open preliminary probe into possible Gaza war crimes
- Palestinian sentenced to life for murder of Israeli teens
- Abbas seeks to resubmit Palestinian statehood bid to UN
- Israeli settlers hurl rocks at US diplomatic cars
- Abbas signs ICC treaty after UN rejects statehood bid
- UN rejects Palestinian resolution on statehood
- Palestinians push to submit UN draft resolution
- Israeli airplanes strike Gaza Strip after rocket attack
Date created : 2011-09-27