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Israel approves 900 E.Jerusalem settlement homes

Final approval given to the construction of 900 new homes in Israel's Har Homa settlement

AFP , Thursday 4 Aug 2011

Israel's interior ministry has given final approval for the construction of 900 new homes in the East Jerusalem settlement neighbourhood of Har Homa, a ministry spokeswoman told AFP on Thursday.

"This is a programme which was approved by the regional (planning and construction) committee two years ago," spokeswoman Efrat Orbach said.

"According to the planning process in Israel (it) needed the completion of amendments, therefore it was finally approved today."

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