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Israel approves new settlement in east Jerusalem: NGO – Times of India – IndiaTimes

Israel approves new settlement in east Jerusalem: NGO – Times of India – IndiaTimes

 

 

JERUSALEM: 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 occupiedeast Jerusalem.Half the “new neighbourhood” comprising 1,738 housing units will be in the city’s annexed east, the IsraeliNGOPeace 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 of the Lower Aqueduct neighbourhood is situated beyond… 

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