The 400 new housing units at East Jerusalem are located at Ramat Shlomo neighbourhood. At the West Bank, the tenders are at 6 different settlements: Efrat (223), Beitar Illit (536), Adam (38), Givat Ze’ev (155), Alfei Menashe (78), Ariel (36).
The tenders for the 232 housing units, published on Monday, 02.06.14, were for Karnei Shomron (129) and Immanuel (102) and were published in the past in different tenders.
Most of the tenders are deep in the West Bank, beyond the built barrier. At Beitar Illit, the tenders are designated for a new site (“Gimel”), expanding the physical borders of the settlement and grabbing a new hill, which is currently mostly empty from construction.
“The announcement of 1500 housing units beyond the Green Line is the government of Israel’s continuous policy to destroy the 2 state-solution. While for a moment there was a thought by few that the government is pushing for a silent settlement freeze, we at Peace Now were able to see on the ground that the construction is continuing forcefully. Today it is made evident to everyone that there is no freeze as the government issues new tenders for further construction.”
List of Tenders:
|Settlement:||Tender:||Number of Housing Units:||Relation to the Built Barrier|
|Efrat, Givat HaDagan||יש/166/2014||20||East|
|Efrat, Givat HaTamar||יש/167/2014||56||East|
|Givat Ze’ev (Agan HaAyalot)||יש/173/2014||55||West|
|Givat Ze’ev (Agan HaAyalot)||יש/174/2014||100||West|
|Ramat Shlomo (East Jerusalem)||ים/177/2014||400||West|