The proposed construction expands existing West Bank settlements with 3,000 more homes for Jews in occupied east Jerusalem as well as plans to link Jerusalem with Jewish settlement Ma'aleh Adumim with settlement blocs along the E1 corridor, Reuters said. | Common Dreams
- Israel Moves to Expand Settlements in East Jerusalem - NYTimes.com
- Clinton: New Israeli settlements a 'set back' for peace with Palestinians - CNN.com
- Israel announces plans for 3,000 more housing units in West Bank - BlackListedNews.com
- Palestinian envoy: new Israeli settlements are a provocation after UN vote on Palestine state - The Washington Post
Israel accused the Palestinians of bypassing direct negotiations by seeking recognition as a state, and less than 24 hours after the vote the government approved the construction of 3,000 homes in Jewish settlements on Israeli-occupied lands. The Palestinians have insisted that settlement building stop before negotiations resume.
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