Israel to build 3,000 new settlements in occupied Jerusalem

The decision was revealed in a tweet by the diplomatic correspondent of Haaretz newspaper.

Israel to build 3,000 new settlements in occupied Jerusalem

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Israel will build 3,000 new settlements in occupied east Jerusalem and the West Bank after the Palestinians won recognition as a non-member state at the United Nations, an Israeli official told on Friday.

Asked if he could confirm a report that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had decided build the 3,000 units in response to the Palestinians success at the UN, he said: "It's true -- in (east) Jerusalem and the West Bank," without saying exactly where.

The decision was revealed in a tweet by the diplomatic correspondent of Haaretz newspaper, who said some of the homes would be built in E1, a highly-contentious area of the West Bank which links annexed east Jerusalem with Maaleh Adumim settlement.


Last Mod: 30 Kasım 2012, 17:50
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