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    In the face of international criticism, the Israeli ministry of housing are pressing forward with roads, factories and large scale housing projects in jerusalem areas formerly occupied by Jordan
    The zone - part of the territorial gains annexed by Israel since her Six-Day War victory over the Arabs in 1967 - is now the scene of hectic building as Israelis build for both Arab and Jewish inhabitants.

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    In the face of international criticism, the Israeli ministry of housing are pressing forward with roads, factories and large scale housing projects in jerusalem areas formerly occupied by Jordan
    The zone - part of the territorial gains annexed by Israel since her Six-Day War victory over the Arabs in 1967 - is now the scene of hectic building as Israelis build for both Arab and Jewish inhabitants.

    At one location near Jerusalem airport - where VISNEWS cameraman Rolf Kneller filmed these scenes - more than 500 housing units have been constructed.

    SYNOPSIS: Jerusalem airport - the pivotal point for a series f building projects aimed at transforming the life of the city 7 kilometres to the south. The airport itself is being enlarged t take night landings and medium sized jets.

    But all around, a four-lane highway is being constructed and in the sparsely settled area between today's Jerusalem and the airport, factories are going up. And in spite f criticism from the Arab countries, the Eastern bloc and the United Nations, the Israeli Ministry of Housing is joining private contractors in providing housing schemes for both Jews and Arabs.

    The Israelis say Jerusalem is bursting at the seams and only radical building efforts will be able to contain the overspill from the old city. But international criticism has centred on the fact that the antique atmosphere of the old city is being surrounded by a vast new urban complex of steel and concrete - destroying the Judean landscape familiar to generations of pilgrims.

    At one location alone along the Ramallah highway, well ever 500 units have been erected at high speed - by skilful use of pre-fabricated housing, and a nearby building components factory.

    Jordan has said it will protest about Jerusalem to the U.N. security Council, but, it seems, nothing can now stop the city permanently shedding its provincial image.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3Q0DTSAHVSZS4CQYB55QQUXJK
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Q0DTSAHVSZS4CQYB55QQUXJK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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