Jerusalem24 – The Finance Committee of the Israeli Municipality in occupied Jerusalem approved a series of settlement projects.
The committee agreed to allocate a record sum of NIS 241 million for the expansion of settlements in Jabal Abu Ghneim and the addition of 560 settlement units to the east towards the military checkpoint “in Mazmoria.”
The committee stated that “the Organizing and Building Committee presented this project early this month as a proposal that was discussed and approved in a record and fast stage, given the great demand for settlements in that area near Jerusalem and vital facilities.”
The Committee went on to explain that this expansion was not on the agenda, but it was integrated into the plan of the settlement of Jabal Abu Ghneim “Harhoma” as a necessary and urgent addition.
The Finance Committee also approved a massive budget for the construction of a car park on Begin Road in the section between Golda Meir Junction and Givat Shaul Junction, for the construction of a bike path planned parallel to the southern road.
Yesterday, Wednesday, the Israeli municipality approved a multi-year work plan to facilitate access to buildings and public places throughout Jerusalem, with a total of about NIS 97 million, within which buildings and public spaces (stadiums and urban sports complexes) were physically accessible.
The municipality added that NIS 71 million was approved for the development of public space in the City Entrance project, through which the public space will be developed through level separation gates on Shazar Street and the surrounding streets in the settlements of Ramat Sharett (Kadish Luz) and Ramot.
NIS 9 million was approved for the construction of classrooms in kindergartens and schools in Ramot settlement, 12 classrooms allocated for the construction of an elementary school in Gilo settlement, and kindergartens in Ramot and Romima.