Gilo has existed since 1973 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yonatan
    • 27.10.11 | 13:29 (IST)

    Gilo was built on vacant land, mostly belonging to Jews, who had bought lots there in the 1930s. Gilo is contiguous with pre-1967 Jewish Jerusalem. and is located betwwen the city center and Bethlehem. I have visited there many times, and it is packed with condominiums. Construction in Gilo has never stopped, and no one ever said a word about it. The fact that Israel is being attacked now for new construction in Gilo does not prove there has been a change in Israeli policy towards construction in Gilo; it only proves the greater hostility towards that pesky little Israel, that insists on its sovereignty. So damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead!

    from the article: U.S. warns Israel: New Jerusalem construction will aid Palestinian bid at UN
    First published 13:06 27.10.11 | Last updated 13:06 27.10.11
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