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Posts Tagged ‘skyscraper’

‘Thanks But No Thanks’ – Gaza Landlords Refuse to Rent to Hamas

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Gaza landlords are learning at last, and so are would-be neighbors.

Egypt-based Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk let it slip to media on Sunday that Hamas renters are having a hard time finding places to live in Gaza.

“The phenomenon of refusing to rent out homes to families of resistance fighters is a dangerous one,” Abu Marzouk wrote on his Facebook page,” according to a report by prominent Arab affairs reporter Khaled Abu Toameh, who writes for numerous publications.

“The landlords are punishing the resistance fighters and their families… This is what the occupation wants by targeting the homes of the resistance fighters,” he added.

Three major skyscrapers in Gaza City that contained residential apartments, as well as offices used by Hamas, were targeted during Israel’s counter terror Operation Protective Edge this summer; the Italian Complex, Al-Basha and Al-Zafer 4.

All three were leveled by Israeli air strikes.

The lesson was apparently well learned: this month the tenants of the Daoud Tower high-rise in Gaza City demanded that Hamas remove its Interior Ministry offices from their building, lest they be targeted next.

Rachel Levy

Tallest Residential Tower in Middle East Slated for Tel Aviv

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

An 840-foot skyscraper, the largest residential tower in the Middle East, will rise in the Greater Tel Aviv area, the Azorim Development and Investment Company announced Thursday.

Construction on the 65-floor complex, which will include an observatory, will begin soon on the site located in Ramat Gan, an upscale city adjacent to Tel Aviv.

The building will be one foot lower than the U.S. Steel tower, Pittsburgh’s tallest building, and 27 feet higher than One Chase Manhattan Plaza in New York City.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Tel Aviv Approves Plans for Israel’s Tallest Skyscraper

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

The Tel Aviv Local Planning and Building Commission approved on Wednesday the “Keren HaKirya” plan for an 80-story high office, commercial and residential tower, which will be Israel’s tallest skyscraper, the Globes newspaper reported.

The IDF headquarters are located on the nine-acre site, owned by the Israel Lands Administration.

Four towers will be built, two of them 45 floors high for residences and the others 50 and 80 floors high for offices. Commercial space will be on the bottom floor and on the roofs as well in a square to be built between the buildings.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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