Hebrew press: 1,700 new housing units in West Bank, Jerusalem

Laborers work at the construction site of a housing project at an illegal Israeli settlement in East al-Quds (Jerusalem), December 2012.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hebrew daily said on Sunday that the Israeli government would soon issue tenders for the construction of 1,700 new housing units in occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Maariv said that 200 of those units would be built in the West Bank while the rest would be built in Shlomo settlement built on Palestinian land to the East of occupied Jerusalem, PIC reported.

Israeli officials declared that releasing Palestinians prisoners as part of the deal for the resumption of PA-Israeli talks would be also coupled with the building of new housing units inside those settlements.

The paper said that the government’s position ran contrary to the wishes of the American administration, adding that officials in Fatah faction, which controls the PA in Ramallah, had denied an agreement was concluded stipulating that the release of prisoners would be coupled with construction in settlements.

By Fars News Agency

 

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