Middle East

Israel approves hundreds of settlement homes

A picture taken on July 4, 2016, shows buildings under construction in the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim, east of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank. Israel has approved 560 new homes for the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, a spokesman for the settlement said on July 4, 2016 in a move likely to raise tensions following a series of Palestinian attacks. Netanyahu also gave approval for the planning of 240 new homes in east Jerusalem settlement neighborhoods. / AFP / THOMAS COEX

 

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