since this is legal construction under Israeli law. however most arabs traditionally stay put, they bind to the land/enlarged family. I suppose now it might be changing? i'm not sure. in any case, the tension btw Jews and Arabs is based on mistrust, not legalities...
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from the article: Council approves construction of 32 new homes in East Jerusalem