US calls new W. Bank settlement plans ‚deeply troubling‘

16.08.2011                      16.Aw-Elul, 5771


US calls new W. Bank settlement plans 'deeply troubling'

Defense Ministry announces approval for building 277 homes in Ariel; PA: New construction is Israeli attempt to destroy peace process.

The United States and the Palestinians on Monday accused Israel of harming attempts to revive the peace process by approving the construction of 277 homes in the West Bank settlement of Ariel.
“We have seen reports of this approval for apartments in the West Bank. We consider it deeply troubling,” US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters….