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  12/19/2012, Tevet 6, 5773

Housing Minister: It’s About Israel, Not Abbas


Israel’s decision to allow more construction in Jerusalem is about Isrealis’ needs, not about the Palestinian Authority, Housing Minister Ariel Attias said Wednesday. “The latest construction plans beyond the green line were not aimed at undermining Abu Mazen, and were not motivated by the elections,” he declared.

Construction in Jerusalem is the norm, he continued. “Who didn’t build in Jerusalem? From Rabin to Ehud Barak… All we want is to promote building for people so that they will have a roof over their heads.”