Israel approves 300 new homes in occupied West Bank
29 July 2015, 13:30
Jerusalem - Israel gave final approval on Wednesday for plans to build 300 new homes in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, announcing the move as it carried out a court demolition order against two vacant apartment blocs at the site.
Dozens of Jewish settlers have gathered over the past several days at Beit El settlement to protest against the demolition.
Israel's Supreme Court ruled the two partially-built dwellings were constructed illegally on Palestinian-owned land.
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