The Israeli Housing Ministry issued Tuesday tenders for the construction of about 1,000 new housing units in West Bank settlements.
The tenders include 604 homes in "Beitar Ilit", 214 in "Ariel", 141 in "Ma'aleh Adumim", and 42 in "Karnei Shomron," Haaretz reported.
Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, following American requests for clarifications, delayed tenders for the construction of more than 1,000 housing units in settlements, among them many of those issued on Tuesday.
The left-wing Peace Now movement condemned the tenders, saying in a statement, “The boss has gone mad. Sharon has decided to scoff at his government’s promise to freeze construction in settlements. Rather than disengagement, he is carrying out massive occupation in Judea and Samaria [the West Bank].” (albawaba.com)
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