News from Peace Now:
Last week, several press
reports have suggested that the government is preparing to advance 15,000 new housing units in three
Israeli neighbourhood-settlements at East Jerusalem. According to the publications, the plans are for the
establishment of a new neighbourhood at Atarot (10,000 housing units), expanding Ramat Shlomo (3,000 housing units)
and establishing Givat Hamatos (2,000).
Peace Now is deeply concerned regarding the possible development in Givat Hamatos in particular, which is the most immediate, and will pose a serious threat for a compromise in Jerusalem based on the Clinton Parameters, and thus for the possibility of a two state solution.