Israeli settlements

Palestinian tent protesters evicted from West Bank site

Israeli border police remove a Palestinian from an outpost of tents in an area known as E-1, near Jerusalem. Photo: Reuters

Palestinian protesters who pitched tents at a strategic West Bank site to protest plans to build a Jewish housing project there were evicted early Sunday, police said.

Sunday, 13 January, 2013, 1:19pm

Israel condemned over settlement expansion programme

Ban Ki-moon

Paris and London called in Israel's envoys for consultations yesterday as the Jewish state faced mounting diplomatic pressure over plans to build 3,000 settler homes in east Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Germany and Russia also raised concerns about the Israeli plans, which the UN chief warned could wipe out peace hopes.

4 Dec 2012 - 6:09am

Israel to build 3,000 settler homes after Palestinian UN bid

Temporary housing in the community of Nitzan, near Ashkelon, southern Israel.

Israel is to build 3,000 new settler homes in east Jerusalem and the West Bank after the Palestinians won recognition as a non-member state at the United Nations, an Israeli official told AFP on Friday.

30 Nov 2012 - 10:41pm