Israel plans 9,000 new settler homes in occupied east Jerusalem weeks after Trump's 'peace plan'

Israelhas developed plans to build 9,000settler homesin the occupied east Jerusalem, the first such project in the city in more than 20 years, watchdog Peace Now said on Tuesday.Details of the planemerged a day after Israel’s transport ministry approved a controversial proposal to extend a train line from Tel Aviv into Jerusalem’sflashpoint Old City.Peace Now said the housing ministry had a week ago submitted plans to Jerusalem’s Municipality to build the settlement units on the site of the former Atarot airport, between two Palestinian neighbourhoods.Read also: The history of Israeli settleme…

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