Archive: 11/12/2013
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  11/12/2013, Kislev 9, 5774

Netanyau Orders Freeze on Area E1 Tenders


Last week the Housing Ministry published tenders for the planning of a neighborhood in Area E1, the area that connects Maale Adumim to Jerusalem -- the area where Netanyahu pledged to build on the eve of the elections.

According to a report by Galei Tzahal (Army Radio), as soon as the Prime Minister heard that they were out, he put out a freeze on the tenders. At the same time, the Ministry announced plans for the construction of more than 20,000 housing units in Yehuda and Samaria, and East Jerusaelm.

Commenting on the situation, MK  Isawi Farij (Meretz) had this to say, "Our government is made up of pyromaniacs who love to play with fire. Yesterday, they put on one face for John Kerry, and today they announce the intention to build and then changed their minds.  Tomorrow they will find something else to burn, This is what happens when the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing."