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816 new settlement homes to be constructed

Aug. 8, 2008 9:46 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 8, 2008 9:46 A.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - Four hundred new homes will be constructed in the Israeli East Jerusalem settlement Neve Ya'akov, and another 416 are planned for other nearby settlements.

The Israeli Interior Ministry announced the plans on Thursday, and is backed by the Jerusalem municipality, which had announced the project on 10 March 2008. The municipality presented funds to build 286 housing units in Betar Illit, a settlement west of Bethlehem, and 130 housing units on the Abu Ghneim Mountain of East Jerusalem.

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