Haaretz/Nir Hasson and Jack Khoury

Israel approved the construction of 900 new homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo.

Israel Approves 900 More Homes in East Jerusalem

Israel’s Interior Ministry gave final approval on Monday to a plan to build 890 new apartments in Gilo, a settlement neighborhood beyond the Green Line in southern Jerusalem, just one day before Palestinian leadership is slated to make a final decision on whether to attend Wednesday’s scheduled negotiating session with Israel.