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Israel approves new settlement in east Jerusalem: NGO – FRANCE 24 English

Israel approves new settlement in east Jerusalem: NGO – FRANCE 24 English

 

 

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli authorities have approved the construction of more than 1,700 new homes, a non-governmental organisation said Wednesday, a move constituting the expansion of settlements in occupied east Jerusalem. Advertising Half the “new neighbourhood” comprising 1,738 housing units will be in the city’s annexed east, the Israeli NGO Peace Now said.”If it weren’t for the war (between Israel and Hamas), there would be a lot of noise. It’s a highly problematic project for the continuity of a Palestinian state between the southern West Bank and east Jerusalem,” Peace Now’s Hagit Ofran told AFP.In a statement, the NGO said: “Half… 

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