IS­RAEL RE­VIVES JEWISH SET­TLE­MENT PLANS

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TEL AVIV: Is­rael re­vived plans on Wed­nes­day to build 500 new homes for Jewish set­tlers in Is­raeli-an­nexed east Jerusalem, an omi­nous sign for Pales­tini­ans wary of a Don­ald Trump pres­i­dency, an NGO said. “The po­lit­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance of this ac­tion is that it is the first plan to be pro­moted since the US elec­tions,” Betty Her­schman from the Ir Amim NGO said. The plan for 500 hous­ing units in Ra­mat Shlomo, an ul­tra-Ortho­dox Jewish neigh­bour­hood in east Jerusalem of around 20,000, had been on hold since 2014, Ir Amim said. – AFP

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