Netanyahu approves over 1,000 new housing units in east Jerusalem

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu attends a special cabinet meeting at the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council August 31, 2014.. (photo credit:REUTERS)

600 units to be constructed in Ramot Shlomo and another 660 to be built in Har Homa, says PMO official.

Israel in the Last Days

“And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.”
—Isaiah 58:12

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu authorized planning to advance 1,060 new housing units in neighborhoods in Jerusalem beyond the 1967 lines, officials in the Prime Minister’s Office said Monday.

According to the officials, 660 of these units will be constructed in the northern neighborhood of Ramot Shlomo, and another 400 in Har Homa.

Netanyahu has also given the green light to move forward infrastructure projects in the West Bank, including – the officials said – roads that will serve the Palestinians as well.

The official declined to comment whether there was concern these moves would significantly harm Israel’s position in Europe and the US, which sharply condemned an announcement earlier this month of moving forward development in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Givat Hamatos.

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