Netanyahu approves construction of 1,060 new homes in Jerusalem

Jerusalem's Ramat Shlomo neighborhood. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a directive on Monday to advance the construction of more than 1,000 new housing units in Jerusalem. According to the plan, 660 apartments will be built in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood and 400 will be built in Har Homa.

Ramat Shlomo is a neighborhood in northern Jerusalem, situated between Ramot Alon and Shuafat, and Har Homa is a neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem. Both neighborhoods are located beyond the pre-1967 lines.

Netanyahu is also pushing plans to build and improve infrastructure in Judea and Samaria, including roads and water facilities, to provide better security, safety, and accessibility to the Jewish and Palestinian populations in the area, Israel Hayom reported.

Posted on October 27, 2014 .