Ma’aleh Adumim Mayor Benny Kashriel was hopeful Saturday night that after 18
years the Israeli government might be finally ready to authorize construction in
an area of his West Bank city, known as E1.
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On Friday, a senior
diplomatic source told reporters that Israel was prepared to advance plans to
build in E1.
The source added that authorization would be given for 3,000
new units in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. But no details were given as to
where those units would be built.