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Israel approves 380 new east Jerusalem settler homes

Construction permits have been issued for 307 homes in Ramot and 73 in Har Homa

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Israeli authorities gave final approval on Wednesday to the construction of 380 new settler homes in two areas of annexed east Jerusalem, a local official said.

"The municipal commission has given construction permits for 307 homes in Ramot and 73 in Har Homa," Yosef Pepe Alalu, a Jerusalem city councillor with the opposition Meretz party, told AFP.