J'lem deposits plans for 1,140 Palestinian homes by Jericho

May 14, 2013 01:33

The Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria has deposited a plan for a large project of 1,140 Palestinian homes on Israeli state land in Area C of the West Bank near the city of Jericho.

The project, on 1,800 dunams of land, would provide a legal housing solution for Palestinians in that area living in illegal homes and unauthorized villages that are not properly connected to utilities, according to the civil administration.It added that the plan was done “with the understanding” of the heads of the Palestinian villages and that the Palestinian Authority had also been involved in the plans.

Israel has been under increased international pressure to allow for Palestinian development of Area C of the West Bank, which is under full Israeli military and civil control.

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