jerusalem - Israeli authorities have given permission on Wednesday for the construction of 176 houses for Jewish settlers in a Palestinian neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem. The approval was immediately condemned by the Palestinians who find it violating international law.
By building, the Jewish quarter of Nof Zion will be almost three times as high. The neighborhood is surrounded by houses of Palestinians near Jabel al-Mukaber.
Israel announced in April that 15,000 houses were built in East Jerusalem, which it occupied in 1967. The land sees Jerusalem as its 'eternal and indivisible capital.' 'However, the Palestinians see the city as a capital of a future Palestinian state and consider East Jerusalem occupied by Israel.