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Israel to approve thousands of housing units in response to UN anti-settlement vote

RAMALLAH, December 25, 2016 (WAFA) – The Local Planning and Building Committee of West Jerusalem municipality is expected next Wednesday to approve about 5600 housing units in East Jerusalem illegal settlements, according to Israeli Hayom daily.

The Israeli daily, in its Hebrew bulletin Sunday, said the foreseen decision comes in response to the United Nations Security Council’s resolution 2334, unanimously approved on Friday, which condemned Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem and called for an end to settlement construction.

It said the decision will approve the construction of 2600 housing units in East Jerusalem settlement of Gilo, 2600 others in Givat HaMatos, and 400 units in Ramat Shlomo settlement. 



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