The Israeli government has approved the construction of 1,500 new housing units within the Israeli settlement in Jerusalem, this week.Israeli Channel 10 reported, according to Al Ray, that officials issued instructions for the Jerusalem District Planning and Building committee to build 1,500 settlement units in the ‘Ramat Shlomo’ settlement, north Jerusalem.

The channel added that all obstacles of construction were removed and that things are ready to approve building on Wednesday of this week.

Earlier, the Israeli government had frozen the building plan, following criticism from the US in March of 2010, as it coincided with the visit of US vice president, Joe Biden, to Tel Aviv.

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