Revealed: Israel has sped up settlement-building in East Jerusalem since Gaza war began

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Exclusive: Government ministries and offices behind most contentious of projects, which will create thousands of housing units

Israel’s government has accelerated the construction of settlements across East Jerusalem, with more than 20 projects totalling thousands of housing units having been approved or advanced since the start of the war in Gaza six months ago, planning documents show.

Ministries and offices within the Israeli government are behind all the largest and most contentious of the projects, sometimes in association with rightwing nationalist groups with a history of trying to evict Palestinians from their homes in parts of the city.

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