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Israeli Government Approves Building 1100 Housing Units in Jerusalem.

TEL AVIV, September 27, 2011 (WAFA) -- The Planning and Building Committee in Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem Tuesday approved the construction of 1100 new housing units in the settlement of Gilo in East Jerusalem.

The newplan includes the building of small housing units for young couples, a mall, a church, a school and public gardens. Yair Ghabay, a member of the committee, said that the building approval is the best gift for the Jewish new years, which falls on Wednesday. "We have to tell the world that Jerusalem is not for sale", he said. The approval of the construction of housing unitsin Jerusalem, which is an Israeli unilateral action, violates the international law and Oslo Accords. To be noted, this plan came following the approval ofthe construction of 1600 housing units in 'Ramot Shlomo, an Israeli settlement in occupied east Jerusalem. T.R./F.R.

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Publication:Palestine News Agency (WAFA) (Gaza, Palestine)
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Date:Sep 27, 2011
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