RAMALLAH, Feb 7 (JMCC) - An Israeli housing council is slated to approve new settlement
homes in the Jerusalem
neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah
The daily newspaper Haaretz has reported that two apartment buildings of 13 homes are expected to be approved, requiring the eviction of Palestinians that are currently living on the land.
According to the plan to be brought today for approval, two buildings will be razed in the western part of the neighborhood where, until now, nearly no Jews live. In its place, two new buildings will be built. One will have 10 apartments and the other, three. Read
In both cases Chaim Silverstein, a well known figure in right-wing circles in Jerusalem, is proposing the plans to the municipality. The companies behind the project are registered in the United States, and are probably front companies set up by right-wing activists in order to transfer funds for the purchase of real estate in Israel.
the story at Haaretz...