One more brick wall

The freeze imposed by the government on any new construction in these neighborhoods has raised the ire of most city council representatives.

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July 14, 2016 16:38
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Meir Turgeman

Deputy Mayor Meir Turgeman, head of the local planning and construction committee. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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