Israel To Build 10,000 Homes In New Jerusalem Neighborhood

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Israel’s Housing Ministry has revived a plan to construct 10,000 homes in a new neighborhood in Jerusalem.

The plan for the new neighborhood was established by the Jerusalem municipality several years ago, but was frozen due to the Obama administration’s strong disapproval of Israeli construction beyond the 1967 lines.

The construction plan was brought back following President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January and is due to be made public in May, Israel’s Channel 10 reported this week.

The new neighborhood is slated to be built near the security fence close to the Qalandia checkpoint, at the abandoned Atarot Airport, which was deserted during the second intifada due to fears that Palestinian terrorists would shoot down airplanes.

Additional sites designated for construction under the plan include Jewish-owned areas west of the airport in Judea and Samaria.

The proposed neighborhood is intended to provide housing for haredi Israelis, yet leaders of that community have cited concerns regarding the neighborhood’s close proximity to areas with large Palestinian populations and its distance from the center of Jerusalem. (JNS.org) 

{Matzav}

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  1. Israel keeps on announcing house building and then when one country kwetches about it they take it off the calendar. Would it be not nice to have Israel build the houses and then announce to the world the houses are built. All this is just an illusion of Bibi’s nothing will ever be built he doesn’t like other countries kwetching about Israel so he will back down again, this is not a speculation this is the truth like the other 1000s of houses Bibi has not built.

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