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  Tevet 2, 5775 , 24/12/14

Israel Approves 380 New Homes in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities gave final approval on Wednesday to the construction of 380 new homes in two parts of eastern Jerusalem, a local official said. 

"The municipal commission has given construction permits for 307 homes in Ramot and 73 in Har Homa," Yosef Pepe Alalu, a Jerusalem city councillor with the opposition Meretz party, told AFP.

"This kind of decision distances us from any chance of reaching an agreement with the Palestinians," he added. 

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