Israeli plan to build hundreds of homes in West Bank settlement risks US anger
Israel today periled infuriating fresh US anger when a plan to build 800 homes in the West Bank resolution of Ariel was disclosed hours after the Obama management expressed "deep disappointment" at endorsement for more than 1,300 Jewish homes in East Jerusalem.

The plan for the homes, in an area of Ariel close to the Palestinian town of Salfit, was reported to be at an advanced stage, needing only the endorsement of the local planning and building committee.

The exposé drew a furious reaction from the Palestinians, who said it was time for the worldwide population to at once recognise a Palestinian state on the pre-occupation 1967 borders.

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