The plan to build 2,610 units in Givat Hamatos (East Jerusalem), got the final approval last week (24/9/14) with the publication of an official ad announcing the plan as valid.
The plan (no. 14295) was approved by the planning committee already in December 2012, but the required publication of the validation was put on hold. The publication is the last step before tenders can be issued and construction can start.
Peace Now: "Givat Hamatos is destructive to the two states solution. Like the E1 plan, it divides the potential Palestinian state and blocs the possibility to connect the Palestinian neighborhoods in south Jerusalem with the future Palestinian state. Netanyahu continues his policy to destroy the possibility of a two state solution. He is doing so in the West Bank, and he is doing so in East Jerusalem".