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Israel Starts Building Eight Story Houses in Emek; Mostly for Immigrants

Seven and eight story apartment buildings now under construction by the Government Housing Authority, mostly for new immigrants, are expected to transform the Emek landscape, officials said today. The projects will provide 5,200 new housing units. They include apartment houses in Affuleh.

Some 650 units in buildings up to six stories in height will be built in Jerusalem. Beer Sheba and B’nai B’rak construction will include units ranging from two-family cottages to four-story apartment buildings. Other towns included in the current housing program are Ramleh, Holon, Nahariya, Athlit, Ashdod, Hadera, Herzlia, Yavheh, Dimona, and Zichron Yaacov.