Israel expedites plan for 1,700 housing units in East Jerusalem
The controversial settlement construction in Ramat Shlomo was approved in March 2010, during a visit by U.S. VP Joe Biden; Israel decides to accelerate plans in response to PA's UN upgrade.
Israel is continuing to take retaliatory measures in wake of the United Nations decision last week to accept Palestine as a non-member observer state. In two weeks the Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee will discuss a controversial plan to build 1,700 homes in the East Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo, in the north of the capital.
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