Blair: Gilo building plan cause for concern

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 28, 2011 23:11

Quartet representative Tony Blair on Wednesday voiced concern over Israeli plans to build 1,100 new housing units in the south Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo, which is located over the 1967 Green Line, official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Referencing a new Quartet initiative to resume Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Blair stated that the building plan "is a cause for concern at a time when we are working to restart negotiations.”

He added: “Our position has always been very clear in opposing construction in settlements, and any acts that are not in accordance with the obligations of the parties in the Road Map.”

Blair called on all parties to "refrain from provocative actions."


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