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Cabinet Approves National Five Year Slum Clearance Program

Spurred by recent demonstrations by slum dwellers, the Cabinet today took steps to solve the problem of squalid living conditions in Israel’s major cities and towns. It approved a five year national slum clearance program, the details of which will be announced in the Knesset tomorrow by Housing Minister Zeev Sharef. It also approved a preliminary announcement by the Ministry to designate the run-down Nahlaot quarter of Jerusalem a slum rehabilitation area.