Court to Hear Case on ‘Religious Jews only’ Project

The Haifa District Court is set to hear a petition on Tuesday by civil rights groups, which asks the court to order the cancellation of land tenders won by two groups to build 196 housing units for religious Jews in Acre.

The petitioners contend that the land tender was discriminatory because it had been promoted only to religious Jewish groups.

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) announced the petition against the Israel Lands Authority and the Construction and Housing Ministry on Sunday – having filed it together with Alyatar, a nonprofit that promotes multiculturalism in Acre, and Haifa University’s Legal Clinic for Human Rights.

In February, two nonprofit groups – the Construction of a Religious Neighborhood in Acre and the Development and Construction of Acre – won two tenders to build housing units in northern Acre.


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