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New Jerusalem settlement hits peace process – The Independent

Israel is moving ahead with a project to build 1,400 new homes in predominantly Arab East Jerusalem, a development that critics claim will deliver a death knell to the already faltering peace process.

The controversial plan drew furious condemnation from the Palestinian Authority and threatened to dash any prospect of a revival of the US-sponsored peace talks, which collapsed last year over the issue of Jewish settlements.

Saeb Erekat, the Palestinians’ chief negotiator, said. “This proves the Israeli government has chosen settlements over peace.”

Read more here:  New Jerusalem settlement hits peace process – Middle East, World – The Independent.

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