Abu-Ghneim settlement, northwest of Bethlehem

New Israeli tenders to build over 300 housing units in Jerusalem settlements


The Israel land authority on Wednesday released tenders for the construction of 323 housing units in Occupied Jerusalem.

According to the new Israeli plan, 130 housing units will be built in Har Homa settlement on  Abu Gneim Mount east of Bethlehem, 89 others in Gilo settlement south of Jerusalem, 68 in Pisgat Ze’ev and Neve Ya’akov settlements north of Jerusalem.

Israel’s public radio said that the release of these tenders are part of a government plan to provide affordable housing units for Jewish families.

The radio noted that these tenders had been published about two years ago, but the marketing plan failed at the time.

Similar projects for the building of hundreds of housing units in Jerusalem were announced by the Israeli government in recent weeks.