Thursday, August 4, 2011

Just Another Hole in the Swiss Cheese

The Interior Minister of Israel is looking for ways to appease the protestors demands for more affordable housing. According to Omri Efraim  
The Interior Ministry announced on Thursday that the Jerusalem Municipality's Zoning Commission authorized the construction of 930 housing units in the Har Homa neighborhood, which is located beyond the Green Line.
(in East Jerusalem)

The project is considered particularly sensitive as it will effectively create contiguity of Jewish neighborhoods and will disconnect Sur Baher from Bethlehem.
(Sur Baher and Bethleham are of course Palestinian towns and will become islands to one another again restricting the free movement of people. Maybe the better term instead of "islands" is another "cell" in their prison.)
Peace Now said in response that the authorization was given particularly quickly. "The interior minister is exploiting the housing crisis to force young couples to move to settlements for financial reasons," it was claimed.

Read More: 930 Har Homa housing units okayed - Israel News, Ynetnews

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