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        6/12/2013, Tammuz 4, 5773

      Akunis: No construction Freeze in Jerusalem


      MK Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) asked the government why the sales of hundreds of housing units in Jerusalem neighborhoods built after the Six Day War like Gilo and Ramat  Shlomo have been suspended. Deputy Minister Ophir Akunis responded, "There is no repeat of the last government's mistake to announce a construction freeze in Jerusalem or Yesha, and there was no official government decision on the housing units in question. On the contrary, nearly 1,000 units in Yesha are under construction, as former Yesha Council Chairman Danny Dayan put it, "I love the sound of all these bulldozers and jackhammers."