Israeli Settlement Plan ‘Flies in the Face’ of Peace

Jerusalem that is home to numerous holy sites is an “unfortunate” step that “flies in the face” of the government’s stated goal of fostering an environment for peace, the U.S. said Monday.


Jerusalem’s Planning and Building Committee on Monday approved the construction of 500 more housing units despite Washington’s strong disapproval of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision, which was reported last week by NBC News. The U.S. and other countries have sharply criticized the settlement plans on territory that is home to shrines holy to all three major Abrahamic religions — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — and which Palestinian leaders envision as part of an independent Palestinian state.


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