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EU policy chief joins U.S., U.N. in rapping Gilo housing approval


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/eu_policy_chief_joins_us_un_in_rapping_gilo_housing_approval_20110406

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton joined the United States and the United Nations in condemning a Jerusalem committee's approval of new housing in Gilo. Ashton said Wednesday that she was "deeply disappointed" in the initial approval Monday by the Jerusalem Planning and Building Committee of the construction of 942 housing units in Gilo, a residential district in mostly Arab eastern Jerusalem. Other committees already had approved the plan. The units would be built on privately owned land as well as land owned by the Jewish National Fund, Haaretz reported.

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