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Israel Approves 69 Units in Abu Ghneim Settlement

author Thursday June 27, 2013 10:49author by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies Report post

Israeli Radio, Reseht Bet, reported Wednesday evening [June 26 2013] that the Construction and Planning Committee of the Jerusalem City Council, approved the construction of additional 69 units in the Abu Ghneim (Har Homa) illegal settlement, east of Bethlehem.

Abu Ghneim Settlement - PNN
Abu Ghneim Settlement - PNN

Reseht Bet said that the decision to build the new units is final, and does not need any further approval from the City Council or the government.

The plan aims at building additional 33 units in an apartment building in the settlement, and 36 more units in another building.

The decision came just before the visit of U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, who will be holding a meeting on Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israelís ongoing illegal settlement activities are among the main reasons that pushed the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank to quit direct peace talks with Tel Aviv.

category jerusalem | israeli settlement | news report author email saed at imemc dot org
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