Israel approves 50 new settlement units in East Jerusalem

It is the first such announcement of Israeli plans to build on land seized in 1967 since the collapse last month of the US-led peace talks

Israel approves 50 new settlement units in East Jerusalem

World Bulletin/News Desk

Israel on Monday approved plans for 50 new homes in occupied East Jerusalem as Pope Francis wrapped up a visit to the region, city officials said.

Har Homa is a settlement neighborhood in the southern sector of Arab East Jerusalem which was occupied by Israel during the 1967 Six Day War then annexed, in a move not recognized by the international community.

It was the first such announcement of Israeli plans to build on land seized in 1967 since the collapse last month of the US-led peace talks, AFP reported.

Figures quoted by Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now show that during the nine months of talks, Israel approved plans for nearly 14,000 new settler homes.

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Martin Edwin Andersen
Martin Edwin Andersen - 5 yıl Before

The invitation by Pope Francis to Israeli and Palestinian leaders to come to the Vatican for peacemaking underscores the importance, and especially the immediate relevance, of the ideas found in "Common Lands, Common Ground; The indigenous agenda, Israel, Palestine and breaking the post-Oslo Peace Accords logjam" @ http://goo.gl/XZIKoa