New housing for Arab villages stonewalled

03.01.2012                      08.Tewet. 5772

Galiläa:

New housing for Arab villages stonewalled

Residents are forced to build illegally while the authorities demand an upgraded sewerage system that the Galilee communities cannot afford.

Development projects throughout Israel often get off to a slow start due to poor planning or various delays. In some localities, however, they seem to get nowhere at all – like in three villages clustered together in central Galilee.
Construction plans for about 5,500 housing units in the villages, straddling Route 85 opposite Carmiel, are stuck due to what is termed "lack of a disposal solution" for local sewage. Majdal Krum has 2,000 planned units, Deir al-Asad has four planned developments totaling about the same number of units, and in Bina there are two developments planned for almost 1,500 dwellings….