Israel issued a tender for 300 housing units beyond the green line
in the Ramot neighborhood in east Jerusalem, Channel 10 reported on
The tender is a result of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's
authorization in November of 2012 for the building of 3000 housing
units in the West Bank in reaction to the Palestinian Authority's
successful move to upgrade their status at the UN General Assembly to
that of non-member observer state, Channel 10 reported.
10 also reported on Wednesday that the Construction and Housing
Ministry had begun marketing of another development in the east
Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo consisting of 797 housing units.
report presented a ministry document that called for the the "urgent
completion of planning required for execution" of development and saying
that future marketing would be published in the coming weeks.
a time when there are efforts to renew peace negotiations, there is
already someone trying to prevent their success from the outset with
provocative building in east Jerusalem," Hagit Ofran a Peace Now
activist told Channel 10.