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After Terror Attacks, Israel Approves New Homes in Jerusalem

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The scene of the Jerusalem synagogue attack , where thousands gathered for the funeral of the victims. Photo: Reporter.

Reuters – Israel on Wednesday approved the construction of 78 new homes in two settlements on West Bank land annexed to Jerusalem, likely to aggravate Palestinian anger at a time when violence has flared, including a deadly attack on a synagogue.

Jerusalem’s municipal planning committee authorised 50 new housing units in Har Homa and 28 in Ramot, a municipal spokeswoman said. Israel describes those two urban settlements as Jerusalem neighbourhoods.

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