03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Israel Approves Hundreds Of New Homes For West Bank Settlement

Israel announced plans to build hundreds of new homes in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Sunday in a move the Palestinians denounced as another blow to U.S.-brokered peace talks.

The new building was announced three days after a Palestinian gunman killed eight students at a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem that was associated with the settler movement.

Israeli officials said they revived a plan to build a total of 750 homes in Givat Ze'ev, a settlement near Jerusalem.

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