Israel Approves New West Bank Settlement Expansion

July 08, 2011
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Israel plans to expand illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. This week, a Jerusalem city council member said some 900 new homes were approved for construction in the settlement of Gilo.

Elisha Peleg: "Gilo is no—is not east of Jerusalem. It’s part of Jerusalem, and there is full consensus about all the Israeli neighborhoods, which have been built after ’67, the war of ’67, which we used to call the green border, the green line, because all these neighborhoods will always remain part of Jerusalem."