Yishai approves 4,700 housing units for haredi-only Harish

Expansion part of ongoing government plan to designate new housing bloc in Harish as a haredi-only settlement.

August 1, 2011 02:14
Interior Minister Eli Yishai.

Eli Yishai 311. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)


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Interior Minister Eli Yishai approved on Sunday plans to develop an additional 4,700 housing units in the haredi city of Harish in Wadi Ara.

The expansion is part of an ongoing government plan to designate the new housing bloc in Harish as a haredi-only settlement.

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The government has already planned to build 4,100 housing units for the new city, which was approved in 2010.

In February 2011, human rights lawyers sent a letter to the government demanding that the decision to fill the new city of Harish with only haredim be examined more thoroughly, arguing that closing the new town off to other populations is unconstitutional.

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