PM: Sheikh Jarrah building 'in accordance with Israeli law'

January 10, 2011 13:43

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday defended new construction in east Jerusalem that has drawn international condemnation.

Netanyahu said the building of a new Israeli enclave in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood is a private project "in accordance with Israeli law."

"Israel will not impose a ban on Jews purchasing private property in Jerusalem,"Netanyahu continued.

Netanyahu went on to explain that Arabs can buy or rent property in Jewish neighborhoods.

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