Israel to build more settlements in East Jerusalem

Israel has approved construction of four apartment buildings in East Jerusalem, officials said on Tuesday.

Israel to build more settlements in East Jerusalem

Israel has approved construction of four apartment buildings in East Jerusalem, officials said on Tuesday.

"As far as the municipality is concerned, building can begin," said Stephan Miller, spokesman for Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, after its planning committee gave the go-ahead on Monday for the 24-unit complex to be erected on the Mount of Olives.

Nabil Abu Rdainah, a spokesman for Abbas, said the project, adjacent to the long-standing Beit Orot seminary, "proves Israel is trying to undermine Arab and international efforts aimed at saving the peace process".

The World Court has ruled that Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are illegal.


Reuters

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