Jerusalem: Israel approves settlement project along light trail in Old City

PNN/ Jerusalem/

The Israeli planning and construction committee in Jerusalem on Wednesday approved a plan to carry out huge settlement projects along the path of the light rail in the occupied holy city.

According Israeli media, the project will include the construction of hotels, shopping centers, complexes, shops and tower buildings. Head of Israel’s municipal council Nir Barkat said that thousands of new housing units would be built as part of this project, which would also expand the commercial and hotel area along the sides of the rail’s routes, PIC reported.

The light rail line runs from Occupied Jerusalem to Beit Hanina, crossing a distance of about 13 kilometers.