Ma'an News Agency
November 20, 2009 - 1:00am

Palestinian Member of the Knesset Ahmad Tibi said Israel's Jerusalem municipality is preparing to build 15,000 new housing units around the city, mainly in areas beyond the Green Line in occupied Palestine.

“These plans are larger and more dangerous than the recent plans to build 900 housing units in Gilo,” Tibi said during a phone interview on Friday.

The MK called the plans common knowledge, saying “Everyone who follows up these issues knows that these plans exist," and explained they were just waiting for approval from the government, just like "what happened in Gilo," Tibi said.

The plans are “a blow for the international community, the American administration and [US] President [Barack] Obama who should play his role to stop the Israeli chaos," that will result from the construction of so many new settlement homes, he said.

Tibi said he move, when it goes forward, will result in "dangerous regional developments."


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