View of the Israeli settlement of Ramot, on November 10, 2010
View of the Israeli settlement of Ramot, on November 10, 2010 © Ahmad Gharabli - AFP/File
View of the Israeli settlement of Ramot, on November 10, 2010
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Last updated: November 12, 2014

Israel approves 200 new east Jerusalem settler homes

Banner Icon An Israeli planning committee on Wednesday approved plans to build 200 homes in a Jewish settlement neighbourhood of annexed east Jerusalem, a city councillor told AFP.

Arab east Jerusalem has been shaken by months of clashes, and city councillor Yosef Pepe Alalu told AFP that plans to build in the Ramot neighbourhood would cause "great harm".

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