Friday, January 27, 2017

Israel approves 153 more east Jerusalem settler homes

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli officials gave final approval Thursday to 153 east Jerusalem settler homes, the deputy mayor said, adding to a sharp increase in such projects since US President Donald Trump took office.
Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Meir Turgeman told AFP the approvals by a city planning committee were among those held up due to pressure from former US president Barack Obama's administration.
Turgeman said developers "could start building from tomorrow".
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