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    • joe
    • 07.12.11 | 09:31 (IST)

    'Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat claims that the plan benefits Palestinian residents because it includes granting permits to 66 illegal buildings in the neighborhood. But Barkat is presumably aware of the tensions in this neighborhood due to the ongoing effort by right-wing organizations to "Judaize" the Old City and its environs. As for the decision to pave the new road in the city's northeast, it was accompanied by the lame excuse that the road will also serve the area's Palestinian residents.' we should continue along this editorial lines- stop issuing building permits or authorize illegal construction of 66 houses, cancel light train stops in east jerusalem since it was the lame excuse to build the tracks, stop prividing any services to the area- bituach leumi, education, transportation, etc. after all, we do not know what will be the status of this area after peace comes here. however, if this was not the intent of this article and the city should continue providing e.jerusalem with services then we should also accept the city's authority to build.

    from the article: Without peace talks, Israel must leave East Jerusalem alone
    First published 03:04 07.12.11 | Last updated 03:04 07.12.11
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