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        11/14/2013, Kislev 11, 5774

      MK Peretz: Scuttle Mt. Scopus National Park Plans

      Minister of the Environment Amir Peretz (Hatnua) sent a letter this morning (Thursday) to the Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee announcing his withdrawal of plans for the establishment of a national park on the slopes of Mt. Scopus.

      In an interview with Galei Tzahal (Army Radio), Peretz said he wanted to review the plan again, inasmuch as he feared it might hamper the development of Arab neighborhoods in the area.

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