Permit Issued for 14 Units at Ras el Amud Police Station
On 3/1/11, the Jerusalem Municipality issued a permit to allow the construction of 14 units located in Ras al Amud, in the site of the former Israeli police headquarters. The site was vacated by the police after settlers underwrote the construction of a new police headquarters located in E-1, and subsequently turned over to the settlers.
The site (named by the settlers as “Ma’aleh David”) is across the street from Ma’aleh Zeitim, a project of American settler financier Irving Moskowitz and today the largest settler enclave in any Palestinian neighborhood of East Jerusalem. Another plan has been submitted by the settlers to build a major development of more than 100 units around the police station.