Seven Israeli contractors submitted bids for construction of a controversial housing project in southeastern Jerusalem. Housing Ministry officials plan to award the contract for construction at Har Homa to one of the contractors within two weeks, and they hope that construction of the first of 1,025 planned homes at the site could begin within a matter of months. Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority ground to a halt for more than a year after bulldozers began clearing the site in March 1997.
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