Last updated: 1 April, 2014

Israel pushes tenders for 700 east Jerusalem homes

Israel on Tuesday pushed tenders for more than 700 homes in a settlement neighbourhood in annexed east Jerusalem, as Washington made intensive efforts to salvage a crisis-hit peace process, an Israeli NGO said.

“The ministry of housing is trying to forcefully undermine the peace process … and (US Secretary of State) John Kerry’s efforts to promote it,” charged Peace Now’s Hagit Ofran, confirming the tenders were for 708 homes in the Gilo settlement in Arab east Jerusalem.