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Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has approved the renewed construction of hundreds of new homes in the Agan Ayelot neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Givat Ze’ev, the Housing Ministry said Sunday.
The project is expected to include an estimated 750 homes.
The Housing Ministry and Israel Lands Administration (ILA) started marketing lots for the housing units in 1999, but stopped near the end of 2000 after the eruption of the Second Intifada.
As a result of high demand for the housing, along with the relative calm in the security situation, the contractors who had won tenders to develop the project had asked the Housing Ministry to allow them to renew construction.
Israel Radio reported that Shas, a key partner in the government coalition, had threatened to bolt the government unless the construction was approved.