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A view of the Har Homa Settlement in eastern Jerusalem
A general view of the Israeli settlement Har Homa is seen in eastern Jerusalem, December 9, 2007. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that Israel's plan to build 307 new housing units in Har Homa beyond the Green Line does not help the peace process. (UPI Photo/Debbie Hill)
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Coordinates: 31°43′31″N 35°13′18″E / 31.72528°N 35.22167°E / 31.72528; 35.22167

Har Homa (Hebrew: הר חומה‎) (lit Wall Mountain)(officially renamed 'Homat Shmuel') is a neighborhood in southern East Jerusalem, near Beit Sahour. Built on land annexed to the Jerusalem municipality by Israel after the 1967 Six-Day War, it is considered by much of the world an illegal Israeli settlement, although Israel disputes this.

The neighborhood was officially renamed Homat Shmuel in 1998 after Shmuel Meir, a former deputy mayor of Jerusalem, who played an active role in its development before he was killed in a car accident in 1996.

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