Last updated: 12 November, 2014

Israel approves 200 new east Jerusalem settler homes

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”.