Israel pushes on with plans for hundreds of settlement homes

February 5, 2014 2:24 PM

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Israel pushes on with plans for hundreds of settlement homes

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Jerusalem municipality approved building plans on Wednesday for 558 new homes in the occupied West Bank, land that the Palestinians want for a future state.

A municipality spokeswoman said the local planning committee had approved requests by private contractors for the construction work in the settlements of Har Homa, Neve Yaakov and Pisgat Zeev.

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