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Hebrew University of Jerusalem to build new compound in occupied East Jerusalem

Jerusalem24– The Hebrew University in occupied Jerusalem announced yesterday a tender to construct 700 rooms and 90 apartments for members of their faculty.

The university is expecting to be granted the appropriate permits within six months.

According to the university’s announcement, the plans include expanding in order to construct a kindergarten, classrooms, a small cafe, as well as other services for students and faculty members. The construction is to take place in western and eastern parts of the university and on top of Al-Masharif (Har Hatsovim – Mount Scopus) in occupied East Jerusalem.

The university estimates the cost of the project at around NIS 300 million, and says the construction will be done to a high standard while committing to green standards of construction.

Around nine dunums are slated for construction. The compound will be dedicated to students and members of faculty in the fields of exact science and engineering.

The new compound will be located next to a light rail station, near the university’s high-tech garden – also currently under construction by “Jeff Yam” and the Jerusalem Development Commission.

The new compound sits beyond the Green Line in occupied Palestinian territory and therefore constitutes an illegal settlement unit.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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