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Permit allows building of 50 settlement homes

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Permits have been granted to build 50 homes in a West Bank settlement to resettle families being evicted from an illegal outpost.

The Defense Ministry in May approved in principle a master plan that in total provides for the construction of 1,450 living units in the Adam settlement located north of Jerusalem. The first phase of the plan, which does not require any further approvals, will be to build homes for the families evacuated from the Migron outpost, according to reports.

The state informed the Supreme Court of the Defense Ministry’s final approval of the 50 housing units on Monday, Ha’aretz reported.

The new construction approval came as Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak left for the United States and a meeting with U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell over settlement policy.

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