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  12/5/2012, Kislev 21, 5773

New Building in Gilo, Too

Despite the international outcry following the government’s approval of construction between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim, plans may be underway to build new homes in the neighborhood of Gilo, as well. Gilo, like Maaleh Adumim, is located on land east of the 1949 armistice line that was reclaimed by Israel in the Six Day War after 19 years of Jordanian occupation.

The PA claims both areas as its own, and has argued that Israeli construction in the area would make a PA state “impossible.”

The plan under consideration in Gilo would include 900 new housing units, IDF Radio (Galei Tzahal) reports.