The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) intends to approve a plan to build 2,000 housing units in east Jerusalem soon, according to Israeli Walla news website.

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The new plan came about two weeks after the IOA approved the construction of 770 housing units in Gilo settlement. Meir Turgeman, ddeputy head of Israel’s municipal authority in Occupied Jerusalem, expressed his confidence that the municipality would receive approval for the new construction plan soon.

According to Walla, Turgeman recently met with several municipal officials in Jerusalem in order to get the permits for the plan. The Israeli municipality already seized hundreds of dunums of Palestinian private land on the outskirts of east Jerusalem and removed scores of Olive trees from the area for the new settlement expansion plan.