Fatah: Israel trying to solve social ills at our expense

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 11, 2011 16:55

Fatah on Thursday responded to the Interior Ministry's approval of housing units in east Jerusalem, accusing Israel of attempting "to solve its social and economic problems at the expense of the Palestinian peoples’ rights and their occupied territory,” Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

In a nod to the hundreds of tents across the country,  Interior Minister Eli Yishai (Shas) approved 1,600 apartment units in the east Jerusalem haredi neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo late on Wednesday night. The Hebrew media reported that the Interior Ministry was working to prepare two additional projects in east Jerusalem, including 2,000 projects in Givat Hamatos and 625 units in Pisgat Zeev. 

Fatah vowed to “protect Palestinian rights and to resist the occupier’s settlement projects through legitimate means.”


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