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Sapir Promises Slum Clearance, Homes for Newly Married Couples

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Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir has promised slum clearance and homes for newly married couples unable to find living quarters they can afford. Sapir and Housing Minister Zeev Sharef appeared before the Labor Party’s housing policy committee to discuss allocations for housing in next year’s budget.

Sapir explained the budget would include the means to solve the problem of 3000 needy young couples without homes of their own. He said newlyweds would be offered loans on easy terms or provided with flats at reasonable rents. Sapir stated he was confident that some 38,000 slum dwelling families would be re-housed during the next two years and another 10,000 the following year. He noted there were presently 65,000 families living in slum conditions.

An Israeli spokesman said today that terrorist headquarters are still located in Beirut despite widespread reports that they had been moved.

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