Israel approves more than 400 new West Bank settlement homes

Israel approves more than 400 new West Bank settlement homes

  Israeli authorities approved 466 settlement homes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, settlement watchdog Peace Now said, despite growing international criticism over such projects. The approvals mostly involved new housing units, but a retroactive green light was also granted to 179 existing homes in the Ofarim settlement. Around 50 new units received final […]

Quartet calls for end to Israeli settlement construction

Quartet calls for end to Israeli settlement construction

Israel should stop building settlements, denying Palestinian development and designating land for exclusive Israeli use that Palestinians seek for a future state, the Middle East peace “Quartet” said Friday in an eagerly awaited report. The report by the Quartet entities sponsoring the stalled peace process – the United States, Russia, the European Union and the […]