Israel OKs plans for 500 E.Jerusalem settler homes: NGO

November 3, 2014 3:48 PM

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Israel OKs plans for 500 E.Jerusalem settler homes: NGO

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israel approved Monday plans for some 500 new settler homes in occupied east Jerusalem, a watchdog said, a week after a government pledge to build the structures drew Palestinian ire.

The interior ministry gave the go-ahead for the units, which are located in the existing settlement of Ramat Shlomo in volatile east Jerusalem, the Peace Now non-governmental organisation told AFP.

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