Inside Gilo: Who pays for that?

The neighborhood’s housing shortage is increasing as many families seek to move to Gilo, for reasons such as good educational institutions, relatively low housing prices and public transportation.

May 19, 2016 13:47
Gilo neighborhood

Inside Gilo, a neighborhood of some 27,000 residents. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Inside Gilo: Who pays for that? Despite objections – mostly from the opposition in city council – the star of Independence Day in the Gilo neighborhood was controversial rapper Hatzel (The Shadow).

The decision to host the performer had nothing to do with ideology; Hatzel (aka Yoav Eliasi) was the only one who, despite his national popularity, agreed to perform at a very reduced price. This was crucial because Gilo, with some 27,000 residents, was excluded from the list of neighborhoods entitled to a share of the city’s budget for the holiday’s cultural events.


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