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Israel approves 940 housing unit in East Jerusalem settlements

Israeli settlements in Jerusalem on 25 October 2017 [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images]
Israeli settlement units in Jerusalem on 25 October 2017 [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images]

Israel's Local Planning and Building Committee of the Jerusalem Municipality has approved two new construction plans in the occupied city which include 940 housing units, media sources revealed today.

Channel 7 reported that a new settlement complex will be built on the northern side of the illegal East Jerusalem settlement of Givat Ma'shava, which includes 706 units, including public buildings, commercial buildings and markets and open areas for settlers.

A further 235 units will be built in four new residential buildings which will be located in the Nabi Yaqoub settlement to the north of Jerusalem. The new structure will be 13, 14 and 15 floors high.

All settlement activity is deemed illegal under international law.

READ: UN calls on Israel to halt demolitions in East Jerusalem

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