Settlements get nod
BETHLEHEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised his far-right government that he would lift all restrictions on settlement construction in occupied East Jerusalem.
His announcement came as Israel’s Jerusalem municipality on Sunday approved permits for the construction of at least 566 new illegal Israeli settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem.
The plans were said to be put on hold until after US President Donald Trump was sworn in. Construction was also approved in various Palestinian neighbourhoods. Ma’an