'Silwan project undermines trust'
LAST UPDATED: 06/21/2010 22:27
US "worried" about building project, says it threatens peace process.
US State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley. Photo: AP
The US is "worried" about Jerusalem's Silwan building project, the US
State Department said on Monday according to AFP.
"We're concerned about it. We've had a number of conversation with the
government of Israel about it."
nearly a year of planning and almost four months of delay, and despite
numerous legal and diplomatic concerns, two plans to radically redevelop
sections of the Silwan neighborhood in east Jerusalem are expected to
gain preliminary approval from the municipality’s Local Planning and
Construction Committee on Monday morning, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
A spokesman for
Mayor Nir Barkat told the Post
on Sunday that the projects were designed to improve the quality of life
of Silwan’s Arab residents and that they would not “surprise” the
Abe Selig contributed to this report