Israel advances plan for 9,000 east Jerusalem homes in Atarot

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Israel advances plan for 9,000 east Jerusalem homes in Atarot
The international community and the Palestinian Authority have condemned plans to build in an area located over the pre-1967 lines.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF, KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Published: NOVEMBER 24, 2021

The Jerusalem Municipality advanced plans for a 9,000-home project in Atarot, an area of the city located beyond the pre-1967 lines. The international community and the Palestinian Authority have condemned the plan, which it warns would help cement Israel’s presence in an area of the city they designated as the future capital of a Palestinian state. They have also argued that the plan would drive a wedge of Jewish housing in between already existing Palestinian neighborhoods.

The city’s local planning committee threw its support behind the project on Wednesday, prior to the municipality’s District Planning Committee hearing on December 6. The project would transform the 124-hectare (301-acre) site of the former Kalandiya Airport into a new neighborhood, with parks, hotels, public buildings, commercial areas and senior housing. It would also preserve the historic airport, which operated from 1924 to 2000.

more............ https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-...or-9000-east-jerusalem-homes-in-atarot-686882
 

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Israel advances plan for 9,000 east Jerusalem homes in Atarot
The international community and the Palestinian Authority have condemned plans to build in an area located over the pre-1967 lines.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF, KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Published: NOVEMBER 24, 2021

The Jerusalem Municipality advanced plans for a 9,000-home project in Atarot, an area of the city located beyond the pre-1967 lines. The international community and the Palestinian Authority have condemned the plan, which it warns would help cement Israel’s presence in an area of the city they designated as the future capital of a Palestinian state. They have also argued that the plan would drive a wedge of Jewish housing in between already existing Palestinian neighborhoods.

The city’s local planning committee threw its support behind the project on Wednesday, prior to the municipality’s District Planning Committee hearing on December 6. The project would transform the 124-hectare (301-acre) site of the former Kalandiya Airport into a new neighborhood, with parks, hotels, public buildings, commercial areas and senior housing. It would also preserve the historic airport, which operated from 1924 to 2000.

more............ https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-...or-9000-east-jerusalem-homes-in-atarot-686882
Why can't the Palestinians be happy about getting some modernized buildings in their area? It's a shame it has to be so political. Families need good housing with running water and sanitation. Maybe the Palestinians should move in to the new buildings and start having some comforts in their life. Then their previous housing should be torn down and new buildings put up.

Sounds sort of simplistic. I certainly don't understand why people wouldn't want to have better living conditions. It's a real mess over there.
 
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