Israel has approved the construction of 78 new settlement units in East Jerusalem, the Israeli news site Walla reported Wednesday.
report said 50 houses would be built in the Har Homa settlement, which
is built illegally on Jabal Abu Ghneim, a private Palestinian property
between Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
The other 28 settlement houses
will be built in the illegal Ramot settlement which is built on private
Palestinian land between Jerusalem and Ramallah.
was okayed by all the members of a planning and construction committee
of the Jerusalem municipality, aside from one left-wing Meretz member,
according to the report.