Israel approves 186 new East Jerusalem homes

Israel moved forward Wednesday with plans to build another 186 new homes in East Jerusalem, a city councillor told AFP. The plans would see construction of 40 new homes in Pisgat Zeev and 146 in Har Homa.


This announcement comes as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he would require a settlement freeze if the United States proposed an extension negotiations beyond the end of April deadline. (AFP)