The Implications of the Construction Freeze
On 26 November 2009 the Netanyahu administration imposed the ‘building freeze’ (order no. 1653) which will be in place until 26 September 2010 . Under the provisions of the order, any new building in the West Bank or East Jerusalem whose foundations were not poured by 26 November 2009, are prohibited from carrying out any building works. The order applies equally to all properties be they private, public, residential or commercial.