180 New Settlement Units in Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem, MINA – Kol Ha’ir newspaper on Saturday reported that four new buildings are expected to be built in Gilo settlement, south of Jerusalem, each of which includes 22 housing units.

The units will vary in size with prices ranging from 2 million to 2.7 million shekels. Housing is due to begin in 2019 and 12 units have been sold so far.

A significant rise in the Israeli settlement construction activity was witnessed in Jerusalem in 2017. According to Israeli data, since the beginning of the current decade, 21,648 settlement units have been built in the holy city.

Deputy manager of Tserfata Shimon company, which is in charge of “Tserfata Pisgat Ze’ev” project, said that the building permits issued in 2016 and 2017 were the main factor in the high number of construction projects in Jerusalem, most of which are located in Pisgat Ze’ev settlement.

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“Tserfata Pisgat Ze’ev” involves the construction of 92 settlement units in four buildings, two of which are 7-8 floors high and two are 6-7 floors high. Each floor has three residential units.(R/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA) 

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