view counter
East Jerusalem Housing Approved As Kerry Visits Israel
Photo Galleria: 

The Jerusalem municipality issued construction permits to build 69 new housing units in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa.

Wednesday’s approval comes a day before the planned arrival of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as he attempts to bring Israel and the Palestinians back to the peace negotiating table.

The housing units are part of a 1,000-housing unit project approved in August 2011 for Har Homa and other nearby communities. Tenders for the project were issued in April 2012.

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat condemned the approvals.

“Such behavior proves that the Israeli government is determined to undermine Secretary Kerry’s efforts at every level,” he said, according to The Jerusalem Post.

Last Update:

06/27/2013 - 10:23
East Jerusalem, Har Homa, Israel, John Kerry
The Jewish Week App -- Now Available!
view counter


The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

Comment Guidelines

The Jewish Week feels comments create a valuable conversation and wants to feature your thoughts on our website. To make everyone feel welcome, we won't publish comments that are profane, irrelevant, promotional or make personal attacks.

view counter