Netanyahu announces thousands of new east Jerusalem settler homes
Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans on Thursday to build thousands of new homes for Jewish settlers in annexed east Jerusalem, a project unveiled less than two weeks before a general election.
"I have huge news today — we’re adding another 2,200 units to Har Homa,” Netanyahu said in a video message posted by his office.
The contentious Har Homa community was first built in 1997, during a previous Netanyahu government.
Netanyahu also announced approval to build a new settlement with several thousands homes in Givat Hamatos, next to the mainly Palestinian east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Beit Safafa. – AFP