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Israel plans to build 3,000 new housing units for Jewish settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, Israeli media reported on 30 November, a day after the UN General Assembly voted to grant the Palestinians non-member state status at the world body.  EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

Israel plans to build 3,000 new housing units for Jewish settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, Israeli media reported on 30 November, a day after the UN General Assembly voted to grant the Palestinians non-member state status at the world body. EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

Israel's plans to build 3,000 new settler homes in east Jerusalem and the West Bank amounts to an act of aggression "against a state," PLO official Hanan Ashrawi said on Friday.

"It is an act of Israeli aggression against a state and the world needs to take up its responsibilities," Ashrawi told AFP, a day after the United Nations recognised the Palestinians as a non-member observer state.

November/30/2012

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