Israel moving forward with settlement homes

JERUSALEM - A settlement watchdog group says Israel is pushing forward with plans to build more than 700 homes in a Jewish enclave of east Jerusalem.


The move could present another obstacle in the deeply troubled Israel i-Palestinian negotiations.


Hagit Ofran from Peace Now says Israel renewed a call for contractor bids to build the homes this week.


Ofran said Wednesday that Israel's reissuing of 708 tenders was meant to "make problems" in the faltering Israel-Palestinian talks. (AP)