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Jerusalem Panel Okays New Housing in Ramot Neighborhood, Over Green Line

Planning committee adds 56 residential units to 700 already planned, by expanding building density, not boundaries.

The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee on Sunday approved expansion of an existing plan for new housing over the Green Line in the Ramot neighborhood. It approved another 56 residential units in the neighborhood as part of a scheme that includes 700 units whose construction has already begun.
The additional housing will not require enlarging the boundaries set out in the original plan, but will involve increased building density within the area in question – located just east of Ramot, in the direction of the Begin Highway.
“Recently there has rarely been a week without condemnations of the Israeli government by the international community, due to the promotion of construction over the Green Line in Jerusalem and on the West Bank,” says Aviv Tatarsky, a researcher for Ir Amim, a left-wing NGO that deals with issues relating to Jerusalem status within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
However, he adds, “the Israeli government has adopted unilateral steps that won’t promote the peace and security to which Israelis are entitled.”
Last week it was reported that private entrepreneurs, with the support of the Jerusalem Municipality, are drawing up plans for a new neighborhood over the Green Line, involving construction of about 2,000 residential units between Gilo and the so-called Tunnel Road. At this stage an initial master plan for that area is being drafted.

Nir Hasson
Haaretz Correspondent
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Video: Allegations have come forth that Mahmoud Abbas (self proclaimed Palestinian "president") will - on top of asking israel to cut Gaza's power to one hour per day (just approved)now declare Gaza a rebel zone! This (if true) will mean the cutting of all aid to Gaza, the shut down of all bank accounts, stopping of all entry/exit and the international arrest warrants of Hamas officials... Calls for war have already been shouted from the rooftops with cuts to Gaza salaries by the PA, restrictions on diesel fuel (due to the PA refusing to pay), the electricity being cut down again and again (causing various problems for life in Gaza) but now it seems like the final nails are being ever so violently hammered into the coffin. If this rumour is true then conflict with Hamas is inevitable and "israel" will have the perfect excuse to massacre innocents in Gaza due to having a legal means to arrest Hamas members (who will not just hand themselves in obviously). Mahmoud Abbas is ready and willing to collectively punish the entire population of 2 million (mostly children) in the Gaza Strip in order to gain more power and to please his own oppressors. If the aid is stopped, the 80+ percent of Gazans reliant on international food aid will starve, 97% of the water in Gaza is also undrinkable, so with none coming in what's the alternative? The current conditions in Gaza would make any sane person cry and feel sick to the pit of their stomach and the so called president of Palestine is dancing around in his expensive suits licking the feet of his people's oppressors!!! Mahmoud Abbas has to go! This is disgusting! #SAVEGAZA

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