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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.Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Mayıs 2014, 17:51