300 housing units in Gilo, a Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem, are expected to be approved tomorrow, despite requests by the US to hold off on new construction in the area.

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A Jerusalem construction committee is expected to approve 300 new housing units in the East Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood of Gilo on Monday, despite repeated requests by the Trump administration to “hold off” on settlement construction, Israel News Company reported exclusively on Sunday.

The construction will be done by a number of ultra-Orthodox organizations and will focus in the Western part of Gilo, toward the Palestinian village of al-Walaja.

According to an Israel News Company report from last week, holding off on new construction in Jerusalem was one of the major demands made by US President Donald Trump’s Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt during his latest visit to Israel.