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The UN has asked Israel to freeze all pending demolition orders in East Jerusalem and to do more to provide for the housing needs of Palestinians.

Almost a third of all Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem have been built without a permit, says a UN report.

This puts 60,000 Palestinians at risk of having their houses demolished by Israeli authorities.

The mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, has acknowledged a planning crisis for all of Jerusalem.

The report, produced by the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, says the root of the problem in a lack of adequate urban planning by the Jerusalem municipality which controls East Jerusalem.

Palestinians wanting to build a home can only seek permission to do so in a small area. It comprises about 13% of East Jerusalem and is already densely populated.

As a result at least 28% of all homes have been constr

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Added: May-3-2009 Occurred On: May-1-2009
By: loweyes
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Tags: israel, palestine, jerusalem, west, bank, gush, emunim, kahane, chai, demolish, ethnic, cleansing
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  • UN = No moral, ethical legitimacy

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  • yo lets get this straight "fuk the new isreali government" and fuk netanyahoo like a mutherfuker if he doesn't agree to a 2 state solution....whatever the hel it is

    ...and when i say whatever the hell it is, is because palistinians and arabs as a whole gave up the right to demand what the country would look like because don't forget they are the ones that failed!!!

    but yo anyway abbas is the man....netanyahooo needs to go ahead and split jeruslum and get this miserable sht over with More..

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  • Will give the Zion more time to plan to destroy more lives

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  • the UN is no different than the mob cept' instead of meeting at the Apalachin spot, they now meet in the city.

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  • link:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8028564.stm

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