Israel set to approve 1,100 new Jerusalem homes beyond the Green Line

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Note:   The report pasted below comes from today’s news.  I highlighted four words.  Also see: Israel must annex West Bank settlements, Right-wing MKs tell Netanyahu – Haaretz. Right-wing members of the Knesset say they don’t want Israel to become Palestine’s “punching bag”.  The underlying causes of anti-Semitism must sooner or later be addressed. Peace, Roy

Article by Nir Hasson first published on 27.09.11 from haaretz.com….

The Jerusalem District Planning Committee is set to approve 1,100 new housing units in Jerusalem’s contested Gilo neighborhood on Tuesday, despite past U.S. objections concerning any construction that expanded Gilo further across the Green Line.

The plan was submitted by a subsidiary to the Jewish National Fund, and must pass 60 days in which the public may oppose it before being finally approved by Jerusalem’s planning authorities.

According to the proposal, 20 percent of the units in Jerusalem’s southern neighborhood would be allotted for young couples, in compliance with a directive by Interior Minister Eli Yishai. The plan also includes the construction of a boardwalk, public structures, and a commercial center.
Photo: ‘Construction in Gilo’ by Emil Salman

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