Al-Quds, 4 Sha’ban 1436/22 May 2015 (MINA) – Israeli District Planning and Construction Committee in Jerusalem yesterday approved the construction of 90 new settlement units in the illegal Israeli settlement of Har Homa, built on Mount Abu Ghanem, in occupied East Jerusalem, Falesteen newspaper reported.
“The Municipality of Jerusalem decided to resume building in the settlement east of the Green Line [East Jerusalem],” a member of the committee from the Israeli Meretz party said, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports as quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA).
He added: “The government continues settlement construction, mainly in Har Homa, despite the fact that it recognises the harm this will cause for Israel’s international relations.”
“This means that the government is heading towards conflict and tensions instead of heading towards a political solution that ends the conflict.”
The approval comes in the wake of EU Middle East Envoy Fredrica Mogherini’s visit to Israel and the occupied West Bank. (T/P002/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)