Israel approves 300 new homes in Jerusalem

Israel approves 300 new homes in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities have given preliminary approval for 300 new homes in east Jerusalem – a move that could ratchet up tensions in the holy city.

Amnon Arbel, the deputy head of planning in the Jerusalem municipality, said a planning committee approved the project today in the Ramot area.

He said the project needs to clear other hurdles and construction is years away.

The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as their capital, and the international community opposes Israeli construction in the area.

An attack against a mosque in a West Bank village earlier today ignited a fire that destroyed its first floor, an assault the village’s mayor blamed on Jewish settlers. The attack came against the background of competing claims to a holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City.

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