Israel approves new Jewish school in Al-Quds

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) leader condemned Israeli plans to build the school in a Palestinian neighborhood.

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) leader condemned Israeli plans to build the school in a Palestinian neighborhood.

By Abdel-Raouf Arnaout

Al-Quds - Israeli authorities on Wednesday approved construction of a Jewish religious school in a Palestinian neighborhood of Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem).

According toIsrael's Channel 7,the Jerusalem Municipality's organization and construction committee approved construction of the nine-story school in Al-Quds' Sheikh Jarrah district despite opposition from leftist members of the panel.

Earlier Wednesday, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) leader Ahmed Qurei condemned Israeli plans to build the school in a Palestinian neighborhood, warning the move could hamper ongoing US-brokered peace talks.

Qurei went on to say that the PLO's committee on Al-Quds affairs would convene on Wednesday to discuss the issue.

Palestinians insist that Israeli settlement building must stop before a comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian final-status agreement can be reached.

Both the UN and the US consider Israeli settlement activity on occupied Palestinian land to be a breach of international law.

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