Police okay E-1 cornerstone ceremony

Groundbreaking near Ma'aleh Adumim to include planting of jug with scroll as symbolic cornerstone.

September 6, 2009 17:09
Police okay E-1 cornerstone ceremony

Maaleh adumin E1 224. (photo credit: Tovah Lazaroff)


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Police on Sunday afternoon lifted their ban on a symbolic cornerstone-laying in the E-1 section of Ma'aleh Adumim following a petition from the city's municipality filed to the High Court of Justice earlier in the day. According to the appeal, the event planned on Monday was in fact meant as "an act of protest rather than the beginning of actual construction," and therefore should be permitted. Following the police decision to allow the ceremony, the municipality withdrew its petition. The ceremony, will include the burial of a jug with a scroll, symbolically inaugurating a prospective residential neighborhood in E-1. The zone, which is under the jurisdiction of the Ma'aleh Adumim municipality, is an undeveloped territory that in recent years has been the focus of controversy surrounding the construction of a large police base. The base was eventually opened and serves as the new headquarters of the Judea and Samaria Police.

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