Israel is set to drastically expand its Palestinian settlements
- 6,000 new homes will be built in the latest confirmed expansion of Israeli settlements into Palestinian territory, despite widespread condemnation of the decision by many Western powers.
- 1,500 of the homes were given preliminary approval by the Israeli Interior Ministry on Monday, virtually guaranteeing that construction will begin in the very near future. Many suspect that the move is in direct retaliation to a UN vote to recognize the sovereignty of Palestine earlier this month, and top Israeli officials have gone on record to say they “removed [settlement] restrictions” as a result of the vote. source
December 18, 2012 // 16:41 // 11 months ago