UN chief: New east J’lem neighborhood ‚unacceptable‘

15.10.2011                      17.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 1


UN chief: New east J'lem neighborhood 'unacceptable'

Givat Hamatos project for 2,610 apartments passes major hurdle in approval process; Ban Ki-moon says proposed construction illegal.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned Israeli plans to build more than 2,500 apartments in the new Jerusalem neighborhood of Givat Hamatos, over the 1967 Green Line as "unacceptable.
"The Secretary-General is deeply concerned at continued efforts to advance planning for new Israeli settlements in occupied East Jerusalem," Ban's press office said in a statement….