In Tel Aviv's Richest Area, a Working Class Neighborhood Is About to Be Destroyed

Evictions in Givat Amal, situated beneath luxury skyscrapers, were scheduled to start this week, until a last-minute delay was announced. Families who have lived there for decades won't go down without a fight

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The north Tel Aviv neighborhood of Givat Amal Bet, with a high-rise tower looming in the background.
The north Tel Aviv neighborhood of Givat Amal Bet, with a high-rise tower looming in the background. Credit: Hadas Parush
Jonathan Shamir
Jonathan Shamir
Givat Amal Bet, whose population now numbers 45 families and various snakes living among the reeds in sites that were previously evacuated in 2014. Credit: Hadas Parush
Rachel Levy, 80, at her home in Givat Amal Bet. Credit: Nicolas Rouger
A home in Givat Amal Bet, with high-rises in the distance. Five more towers are planned for the land at Givat Amal Bet Credit: Nicolas Rouger

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