Planning and Building Committee in the Israeli Jerusalem municipality approved last week a scheme to build 355 settlement units and two playgrounds in Gilo settlement, according to Hebrew media sources.
The project will be implemented on a 5-dunum land belonging to the so-called Israel Land Authority.
Deputy mayor of Jerusalem, Meir Turgeman, said, “This is a plan that we have been seeking to implement for years, and we have succeeded.”
Iroshalim weekly newspaper reported that a tender was published last week for the development of lands located in Jabal al-Mukaber area to the east of Occupied Jerusalem in preparation for the construction of 1330 hotel units there.
According to the tender published by the Government Tourism Company, the executive wing of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, the cost of the required development works is approximately 10.6 million shekels.
Israel Land Authority had earlier published tenders for the construction of a number of hotels in the area. Each hotel consists of 7 or 8 floors, and the whole building area will amount to 129,000 square meters. A special bus stop will also be established to be shared by all hotels.
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