Israel okays plans for over 550 E. Jerusalem settler homes

Israel on Wednesday pushed forward with plans to build more than 550 new homes in settlement neighbourhoods of annexed east Jerusalem, the city council said.

In a statement listing "building permits that were approved" during a session of the local planning committee, it said permits were granted to private contractors to build 386 units in Har Homa, 136 units in Neve Yaakov and 36 units in Pisgat Zeev.