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  11/15/2011, Cheshvan 18, 5772

100-Unit Thaw in Elkana Building Freeze


Defense Minister Ehud Barak decided, Monday, to include the western Samarian Jewish community of Elkana in the approval of 2,000 dwelling units for Jewish communities surrounding Jerusalem. The approval is for 100 units in the Tel Aviv suburb.

Elkana Council Chairman Tzadok Zahorai thanked Barak advisor Eitan Broshi and Member of Knesset Miri Regev for applying the pressure that led to the decision, and said he would work for more thaws in the building freeze in the 850-family community and others in the region.