JERUSALEM, December 28, 2011 (WAFA) – Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh Wednesday condemned the Israeli municipality’s decision to build 130 new housing units in the East Jerusalem settlement of Gilo and a large tourist complex in Silwan neighborhood.
The Israeli municipality Wednesday approved the building of 130 new housing units in the East Jerusalem settlement of Gilo and a Plan to build a large tourist complex in the heart of the Silwan, a neighborhood in the occupied East Jerusalem, according to Pepe Alalu of the left-wing Meretz party.
He said that the Israeli municipality has approved building 130 new housing units in three 12-storey tower blocks in a neighborhood near the northern West Bank city of Bethlehem.
He added that the Municipality also allowed the building of a tourist complex in the heart of the Silwan neighborhood, which will contain more than 250 parking spaces, an archaeological park, reception rooms and a library.
Abu Rudeineh told WAFA that the international quartet is obliged to uphold its responsibilities toward the escalation of settlement activities, considering the settlements illegal.