Jerusalem approves major housing plan for Arab neighborhood
Barkat overcomes years of opposition from right-wing, Haredi forces.
The Jerusalem Local Building and Planning Committee on Wednesday approved a large construction plan for an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem over the objections of right-wing city councilors. The plan for the Arav al-Swahara neighborhood extends over 1,500 dunams (375 acres) and calls for building 2,200 homes.
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