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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


New housing units criticized by East Jerusalemites

“Israel plans to build more than 1000 settlement units in Jerusalem

Israeli sources revealed on Tuesday [July 3 2018], the submission of building plans in occupied Jerusalem to what is known as the ‘Planning and Building Committee’ of the Occupation forces.

Israel’s Channel 7 explains that these plans include the construction of more than a thousand housing units to the west and east of the ‘Pisgat Zeev’ [1] settlement which is east of occupied Jerusalem. This indicates that the construction will be outside the so-called Green Line [2].

Channel 7 also noted that it has been more than two years since projects of this size have been promoted in occupied Jerusalem.”

– Al-Quds Center for Research and Studies

0202 Editor’s Note:
[1]Pisgat Ze’ev is a neighborhood on the eastern side of the 1948 Armistice Border with a mix of religious and secular Jews and a small minority of Palestinian Arabs.
[2] The Green Line is a term that emerged in the wake of Israel’s establishment in 1948. The proper name for this line is the 1949 Armistice Line. It refers to the border separating pre-1967 Israel from what was left of historic Palestine.