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Committee approves plan for 2610 units in east J'lem
ByMELANIE LIDMAN
December 19, 2012 14:52

The Jerusalem Local Planning Committee on Wednesday afternoon gave final approval for plans to construct 2,610 new housing units in Givat Hamatos, a new neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem located across the Green Line.

The move comes amid widespread international censure of Israeli plans to build up to 6500 new apartments in east Jerusalem.

On Monday, the Interior Ministry in a surprising move did not approve a major part of the new Givat Hamatos neighborhood. The committee decided to postpone more than 1,000 units for both Arabs and Jews which would be located in both Beit Safafa and Givat Hamatos.

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