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Israel Rebuked for Controversial East Jerusalem Housing Construction

  • Scott Bobb

The governments of Europe and the United States have criticized Israel for announcing it will build 2,600 new housing units in a sensitive part of East Jerusalem. They believe it hinders efforts to secure a peace accord with the Palestinians. Activists say the new neighborhood would complete a band of Jewish areas separating Jerusalem from nearby Bethlehem. Scott Bobb visited the site and has this report.