Tenders for 228 West Bank housing units published

The Housing Ministry published tenders on Monday morning for the construction of 150 housing units in Beitar Illit, and another 78 in Efrat's Givat Hazayit neighborhood. Peace Now representatives counted 1,131 tenders for housing units in the West Bank since the beginning of 2005. The left-wing organization claimed that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was allowing the construction in order to gain votes.