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ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Israel backs down over 55 thousand new settler homes in the West Bank
Revealed recently by activists, the project is denied by government, who claims it was commissioned "without authorization" and "has no validity". Plans targeted E1 area, to create a buffer separating East Jerusalem from the West Bank
06/04/2011 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
Mild criticism for new Jewish housing in Jerusalem and West Bank
EU foreign policy chief Ashton and UN envoy mildly rebuke Israel’s decision. Under international law, settlements are illegal and could compromise the creation of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
12/03/2010 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
Tensions remain high as Israel shuts down West Bank crossings
US Vice President Joe Biden, who is in Israel to re-launch the peace process through indirect talks, accepts Netanyahu’s explanation that the construction of East Jerusalem settlements was slated in a few years time. Is this a green light for more settlements? Abbas wants the United States to make sure plans are scrapped.
05/08/2011 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
900 more homes for Israeli settlers in East Jerusalem
Already 9 000 settlers in Har Homa. With its development, the area of Bethlehem will be cut off from East Jerusalem, making the creation of a Palestinian state even more difficult. There is also environmental damage: Har Homa (Abu Ghnaim) was a wooded area, now destroyed by building development.
14/04/2016 13:47:00 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Israel’s government gives go-ahead to more than 200 new units in the West Bank
Israeli NGO Peace Now reports that 674 new units have been approved so far this year. For the NGO’s spokesperson Hagit Ofran, the government is promoting construction “quietly and behind the scenes”. Mahmoud Abbas appeals to the UN and stresses the "urgent" need for a resolution.
06/02/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Israel approves 500 new homes in West Bank
The apartment blocks slated for in Har Homa , Neve Yaakov and Pisgat Zeev settlements in East Jerusalem . Since August 2013, the government has granted more than 4 thousand permits for housing lots.
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