Abu Rdeina Warns of Jewish Neighborhood Expansion Plan in Jerusalem

RAMALLAH, June 28, 2010 (WAFA)- Presidency Spokesperson Nabil Abu Rdeina warned, today, of the Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee, approving a plan to expand Jewish neighborhoods in East Jerusalem, on the eve of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu meeting with U.S President Obama.

Abu Rdeina said in a statement: We warn of such decisions and their repercussions on the U.S efforts and its patronage to the proximity talks.

He called on the U.S administration to take prompt action to halt any procedures leading to the creation of an environment that does not contribute to the progress of the peace process. He said: “especially when this would trigger other procedures such as hoe demolition, Jerusalemite I.D denial, and expelling Palestinians from their holy city.

The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee is set to approve an unprecedented master plan that calls for the expansion of Jewish neighborhoods in East Jerusalem, a move largely based on construction on privately owned Arab property.


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