Israel unveils tenders for 1,028 new settlement units
JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
Palestinian and left-wing Israeli demonstrators rally during a weekly protest against a nearby Jewish settlement, seen in the background, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah December 16, 2011. REUTERS PhotoIsrael's Ministry of Construction and Housing published on Sunday a tender for over a thousand housing units for construction in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, the ministry's website said.
The new units, put on the market for contractors and entrepreneurs, include 500 units in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Har Homa and more than 500 in two West Bank settlements, with 348 in Beitar Ilit and 180 in Givat Ze'ev.