Plan for 1,400 new housing units in J'lem to be discussed

January 16, 2011 09:08


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A plan to build 1,400 new housing units in Jerusalem's Gilo neighborhood located beyond the Green Line, will be discussed and is expected to be approved by the local planning and building committee. If approved, the plan will then be submitted to the District Committee.

According to Peace Now's Secretary-General Yariv Oppenheimer, the plan is one of the largest to be established across the Green Line, one that is even bigger than the Ramat Shlomo and Har Homa plans that triggered a great uproar last year and raised tensions in relations between Israel and the United States, reported Army Radio.

"We are very concerned, especially from the international reaction that would further harm the already eroded position of the State of Israel," Army Radio quoted Oppenheimer as saying.

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