The Israeli Civil administration approved on Tuesday building 40,000 housing units in Jerusalem, KUNA reported.
Israeli media reported that this plan would be implemented during the next decade.
Most of the planned units would be built in east Jerusalem.
The issue of settlements is the main obstacle on the path of peace process according to fresh statements by President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas.
The latter called on the U.S. on Sunday during a meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to exert more pressure on Israel to halt building more settlements.
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