Special committee to expedite settlement plans in east Jerusalem

[ 06/04/2011 – 03:47 PM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli interior ministry’s district committee for planning and building decided to form an ad hoc committee to work on expediting the implementation of settlement plans which the government adopted in occupied Jerusalem.

According to lawyer Qais Naser, this new committee will meet weekly in order to finish the ratification of structural maps issued by the Israeli government, noting that every map contains at least 200 housing units aimed at expanding existent settlements or building new ones.

The lawyer affirmed that the Israeli government last month ordered the interior ministry to assign his district committee in Jerusalem to form immediately an ad hoc committee to activate all plans to be set by the minister of housing.

He warned that Israel’s settlement activities would rise unprecedentedly in east Jerusalem if this committee was formed and handled the government’s settlement plans.

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