Rightists blocking Jerusalem plan to build 2,500 houses for Arabs

23.06.2011                      21.Siwan, 5771

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Rightists blocking Jerusalem plan to build 2,500 houses for Arabs

Left condemn Jerusalem mayor for not exerting enough effort to advance the plan, which would somewhat relieve the extreme shortage of housing in Jerusalem's Arab neighborhoods.

Right-wing and Haredi city council members are blocking an effort by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat to build a new neighborhood for Palestinians in East Jerusalem, claiming the plan was poorly conceived and politically dangerous.
At issue is a plan to build 2,500 housing units on private land in the village of Sawahara in southeastern Jerusalem, apparently the largest plan ever drawn up for the residents of East Jerusalem….