Thousands of homes to be built in Jerusalem despite UN vote

The Jerusalem District Zoning Committee is scheduled to approve the construction of 5,600 housing units in Gilo, Ramat Shlomo, and Givat Hamatos neighborhoods beyond the Green Line • “We remain unfazed by the U.N. vote,” city official says.
The Jerusalem Municipality is scheduled to approve the construction of thousands of housing units in neighborhoods beyond the Green Line, despite Friday’s U.N. Security Council vote, calling for a moratorium on settlement construction across Judea and Samaria and in east Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem District Zoning Committee is scheduled to convene on Wednesday to debate the construction of 5,600 housing units beyond the Green Line: 2,600 new homes in the southwest Gilo neighborhood, 2,600 in the southeast Givat Hamatos neighborhood, and 400 homes in the northern Ramat Shlomo neighborhood.
Deputy Jerusalem Mayor Meir Turgeman, who heads the zoning committee, told Israel Hayom the U.N. should not be allowed to dictate Israel’s moves in Jerusalem.
“We remain unfazed by the U.N. vote, or by any other entity that tries to dictate what we do in Jerusalem. I hope the Israeli government and the new U.S. administration will support us, so we can make up for the lack [of construction] during the eight years of the Obama administration,” he said.

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