A plan for 30 units in Ras Elamud is for Sale

The Israeli Channel 10 and Maariv reported that a plan for 30 housing units in the Palestinian neighborhood of Ras Elamud in East Jerusalem is now for sale. The plan is located at the heart of Ras El-Amud near the settlements of Ma’ale Zeitim, and Ma’ale David (the old police station building that is now being converted into apartments for settlers) and is meant to replace an existing gas station with 30 new apartments.

According to the publication, the owner of the Land, Yossef Sultan, an Israeli businessman, decided to sell the land and there are rumors that both settlers and Palestinian businessmen are bidding for the land. The plan, No. 12259, was approved for depositing on March 7th last year (2010), and whoever is going to win the bid, will need to go through all the remaining planning procedures that might take a couple of years. It seems that in this case, like in the case of Nof Zion, the future of the Israeli Palestinian conflict and the chances for peace are depended on who has more money.

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