Construction in Har Homa 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The Prime Minister's Office approved a Jerusalem District Planning and
Building Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday which is set to
discuss approving housing construction in the Jerusalem neighborhoods of
Har Homa and Pisgat Ze'ev.
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Hours before Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu's scheduled departure for Washington to meet with US President
Barack Obama, the Interior Ministry committee will discuss two large
building projects in the Jerusalem neighborhoods, which are located
beyond the Green Line. The committee will discuss the building of over
1,550 housing units in total.
Earlier in May, the Prime Minister’s Office asked that the Interior
remove the housing projects
from the agenda of the Interior Ministry committee that approves housing
The move came three weeks after Netanyahu asked the Interior Ministry to
postpone discussions about four large projects over the Green Line,
covering 942 units in Gilo, 980 units in Har Homa, 625 units in Pisgat
Ze’ev and 180 units in Ramot.
“The Prime Minister’s Office asked to remove it from the schedule
because of objections raised by the public,” an Interior Ministry
spokeswoman said at the time.
Melanie Lidman contributed to this report.