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Peace Now says the plan 'also includes the demolition of dozens of Palestinian residential units that were built in the area without permits throughout the years'
The decision is the latest in a series of pro-Israeli moves by Donald Trump's administration
US State secretary Mike Pompeo tells reporters, the US has concluded that 'the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not, per se, inconsistent with international law'
The statement is a break from Donald Trump s previously full throated defense of Israeli settlement building
Their meeting comes after Israel earlier Sunday December 25 called in 10 representatives of 14 other states that voted for the resolution
The UN Security Council has recently passed a landmark resolution condemning Israeli settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank
UPDATED The Egyptian turnaround surprises many but follows repeated expressions of admiration for Trump from Sisi
Egypt requests the delay to allow time for consultations on a resolution that will demand Israel to halt its settlement activities in the Palestinian territories and east Jerusalem
A senior Palestine Liberation Organization official denounces the plans to build new homes as war crimes and accuses Israel of sabotaging peace efforts
Bethlehem has seen a surge in visits to Christ s traditional birthplace raising hopes of a tourism bonanza in the West Bank town despite Israel s separation barrier