Court to Hear Appeal Over Resort on Israel's Palmahim Beach

Developers say they have lost NIS 100 million because they have been unable to start building a planned vacation village on the shore, after objections by environmentalists led to the government shelving the project.

The Planning and Building Law does not assure that an area with approved plans is immune to changes in those plans, the state has told the Central District Court, in response to an appeal from developers who want to build a vacation village on the Palmahim Beach area of the southern Coastal Plain.