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July 2, 2013 8:02 am

Jerusalem Municipality Approves Funding for Har Homa Neighborhood Construction

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View of Har Homa development from the Shepherds' Field. Photo: James Emery.

Jerusalem Post – The Jerusalem Municipality was set to approve funding Monday for infrastructure construction on housing tenders for 930 homes in the east Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood of Har Homa, resulting in condemnation by the east Jerusalem portfolio head and the US government.

Construction in the contested neighborhood is part of a large-scale project approved in August 2011 to build roughly 1,000 units in the area, for which tenders were issued in April 2012 – pre-dating the alleged “de facto freeze” on new building tenders there since January.

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