Israel plans settlement for East Jerusalem, Palestinians protest

Reuters |
Published: 11.24.21, 23:39
Israel gave initial approval on Wednesday for thousands of new settlement homes that would cement West Bank lands within its municipal boundaries around Jerusalem, drawing a Palestinian demand that Washington intervene.
The Jerusalem municipality green-lit what it described as a new eastern neighborhood on lands located over the West Bank boundary, near the Palestinian hub city of Ramallah. The site, which once housed an airport, is known to Israelis as Atarot.
The plan, which requires further stages of approval, is for 3,000 homes to be built, with a view to adding another 6,000 eventually, Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Arieh King said.