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  5/14/2013, Sivan 5, 5773

Report: Defense Minister Freezes Plans for New PA City

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon has ordered that plans for a new Palestinian Authority city in the Jordan Valley be frozen, according to a Tuesday report by the Ma'ariv daily, which reported on Monday that Israel planned to transfer 2,000 dunam/500 acres of land from the Jordan Valley Council region for the Jericho-area project.

Following the Monday report, the Yisrael Sheli (My Israel) movement asked tens of thousands of its members to ask Ya'alon to stop the program.