New Tenders in Settlements

The Ministry of Housing published the list of upcoming tenders that will be issued in the next few months. The list included some 5,000 units in the north, center and south of Israel, and also 607 units in Pisgat Ze’ev in East Jerusalem and 92 units in Maaleh Adumim.

The 92 units in Maaleh Adumim are at the “07” neighborhood which is a large neighborhood of some 3,000 units that was built in recent years and is about to be completed soon. The list does not specify the exact location of the planned tender in Pisgat Ze’ev, however, our guess is that it is the implementation of plan no. 11647 (AKA “Pisgat Ze’ev North) that was published for validation on 30/11/2011.

Peace Now: “It is sad to see that the Netanyahu Government, even on the way to elections, continues the policy of settlement expansion which is bad for Israel and moving us further away from the chances for peace”.

Such a list of planned tenders is not the official issuing of tenders; contractors cannot propose their bids according to that list. Only when a tender is officially published in ads in the newspapers and on the website of the Israel Land Administration or of the Ministry of Housing, can one propose a bid. However, these lists can allow the Government to argue, when the tender is finnaly issued, that the tender is not new and it was already published in the list.

See more on lists of tenders by the Ministry of Housing.

Pisgat Ze'ev in East Jerusalem

Pisgat Ze’ev in East Jerusalem