Israel approves 176 Jewish apartments in West Bank
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Israel approves 176 Jewish apartments in West Bank

Jerusalem committee gives green light for new buildings in predominantly Palestinian neighbourhood

East Jerusalem
East Jerusalem

 A municipal planning committee approved building permits for 176 housing units in a Jewish neighbourhood of predominantly Arab eastern Jerusalem.

The expansion announced Wednesday will create the largest Jewish settlement enclave in a Palestinian neighbourhood in the city, according to reports. There are currently 91 housing units in the Nof Zion neighbourhood of Jabel Mukaber.

Construction will not begin anytime soon because of a dispute among the landowners, Haaretz reported.

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