Monday, January 17, 2011

Radio: Massive Jerusalem Settlement Project

A massive new construction project of at least 1,400 homes is about to be authorized in a settlement neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli military radio reported Sunday.

The homes will be built in the settlement of Gilo, near Bethlehem, and are expected to be given the green light by the district planning commission in coming days, the report said

Speaking on the radio, municipal councillors confirmed the project, which was denounced by leftwingers but hailed by the right.

"There is no doubt that a green light for these constructions will deal a knockout blow to the peace process with the Palestinians," said Jerusalem city councillor Meir Margalit of the leftwing Meretz party.'


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