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The Housing and Construction Ministry, Israel Lands Administration and Jerusalem municipality are trying to dramatically short-circuit the issuing of construction tenders for 1,500 housing units in the capital’s Ramat Shlomo neighborhood, the focus of international censure, so they can begin marketing the project before the January 22 elections.
The Israel Land Administration published a series of tenders for the construction of housing units in the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Pisgat Ze’ev and Ramot. (Yahoo!)
(Hebrew – Ynet)
Security personnel at the house of Minister Moshe Yaalon (Likud) prevented Israel Land Administration inspectors from entering the house which is partially built on public land to make mesurements. This in breach of the law that allows inspectors to enter “public land at any time to examine its use and maintenance, as well as the rights of anyone using or inhabiting them to do so.”
The water court has denied a petition filed by residents of two unrecognized Bedouin villages, Umm Al-Hiran and Tel Arad, who asked that the Governmental Authority of Water and Sewage and the Israel Land Administration be instructed to connect them to the water supply.
Deputy Attorney General summoned the Minister of Housing and Construction, Ariel Atias, and his assistant, Benny Dreyfus, for a clarification discussion, following the intervention of the Minister Atias in tenders of the Israel Land Administration. This is in contrast with procedures that state that the Minister can intervene only in policy making, and not in deals involving specific persons.
The Knesset (Israeli parliament) today approved an amendment to the Israel Lands Law. The amendment restricts the purchase and transfer of rights on lands, for those defined as “foreigners.” The amendment stipulates that in the process of the approval of a deal, the Commissioner for the Land Administration, should consider “the benefit and security of the public, the linkage of the foreigner to the State of Israel, the purpose of the application,” and so forth.
Israel Land Administration’s people, accompanied by police forces, have demolished last night the Beduin village El Arakib, for the 17th time. The policemen used demonstration dispersion measures, and shot sponge bullets at residents and protesters. In a video shot by one of the residents, policemen were shown jumping over one of the protesters lying on the ground, and moving on.