Tensions rise over new settlements in East Jerusalem
Catholic World News - November 09, 2010
Tensions are mounting in East Jerusalem, as Israeli police have set up roadblocks in a Palestinian suburb after angry protests against the construction of new Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank.
Despite cautions from the US and the UN, Prime Minister Beniamin Netanyahu has announced plans to build 1300 new homes for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem. The announcement triggered riots and confrontations between police and Palestinian protesters.
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