JERUSALEM (Sep. 23)
Some 2400 new housing units will be built for immigrants and veterans in Beersheba, Jewish Agency Chairman Pinhas Sapir told the Agency Executive.
Sapir said some 1000 housing units will be delivered to immigrants by the end of next year. Beersheba’s Mayor told Sapir in a tour he conducted in the area that there was infrastructure for an additional 10,000 housing units in the next few years.
Sapir also visited the development town of Offakim, some 10 miles northeast of Beersheba. The local Mayor reported on the various immigrant absorption possibilities in the town. Offakim is one of the development towns which has been suffering in recent years because of a drainage of manpower. Sapir urged Israeli youth to go to places like Offakim and help build it up.