Ashton: New J'lem construction hinders EU peace efforts

The European Union on Sunday criticized Israeli plans to construct a new neighborhood in east Jerusalem.
“These initiatives run contrary to the current EU and Quartet efforts to bring about the resumption of peace negotiations,” EU Foreign Affairs chief Catherine Ashton said in a statement.
The Givat Hamatos project, which is located over the 1967 Green Line, will include 2,600 new housing units.
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