Government approves plan to build new Arab town near Acre

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November 4, 2014 15:01

 
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The National Council for Planning and Building approved Tuesday plans to build a new Arab city near Acre, Channel 2 reported.

The authority said that the city would have the capacity for up to 10,000 housing units.

The city would be the first non-Beduin Arab city to be erected in Israel since its establishment.

It is planned to have a population of 40,000, and would be connected to a planned train line between Acre and Karmiel

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