'Necessary Evil': Controversial Jerusalem Construction Plan Approved, Despite Ecological Concerns

National planning appeals committee approves Lavan Ridge plan for 5,250 housing units despite devastating environmental impact ■ Thousands of objections rejected

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The Reches Lavan, or White Ridge area, west of Jerusalem, June 2020.
The Reches Lavan, or White Ridge area, west of Jerusalem, June 2020.Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg
Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson
People ride on horseback in the Reches Lavan are, west of Jerusalem, June 2020. A mass construction project will build thousands of units, severely impacting the landscape.Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg
Opponents to the Reches Lavan housing construction plan demonstrate in Jerusalem, June 2020.Credit: Emil Salman
The Lavan spring in the White Ridge, or Reches Lavan, area, June 2020. Natural springs are likely to be severely impacted by a mass housing construction planCredit: Tomer Appelbaum

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