Israel Pushes On with East Jerusalem Building Plan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel says it is pushing forward with plans to build hundreds of homes in a Jewish settlement in east Jerusalem.
An Interior Ministry committee on Monday gave intermediate approval to the construction of 1,500 housing units in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood, a part of the city Palestinians claim for a future capital.
The ministry says the project still must go through additional planning stages, and it could be years before construction begins.
The announcement is nonetheless expected to anger the Palestinians and even Israeli allies who oppose settlement construction in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem.
The project was first announced in 2010 during a visit to Israel by Vice President Joe Biden, causing a major diplomatic rift with Washington that took months to mend.

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  • by Loreen Location: Desonme on Dec 19, 2012 at 01:05 PM
    They will continue to steal land and destroy all hope because the US refuses to say no. Ethnic cleansing, genocide, land thefts, homes destroyed, children murdered at rates higher than Newton, all okay with the US government and US taxpayers. This plan for the ethnic cleansing, murders of all Palestinians is paid for with 8.4 million per day of US tax dollars. Wonder where terrorists come from? How long can you terrorize someone without them hearing the voice that says violence is the answer?
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