Comptroller to probe alleged sale of absorption center building, eviction of immigrants

The State Comptroller’s office will be investigating possible corruption in the expected sale of land by the pension fund of the Jewish Agency which would lead to the eviction of hundreds of Ethiopian immigrant families who have been living there for years, following a meeting of the Knesset State Control Committee.

Part of the suspicions in the case revolve around missing transcripts of Israel Lands Administration (ILA) meetings on the issue which various groups have demanded, and about which even State Comptroller Joseph Shapira angrily said he “did not get them.”

Until the Knesset and the Comptroller’s office got involved, the plan had been for the pension fund to sell the land to develop it for regular residential housing and to find alternate housing for the Ethiopian immigrants currently living in the absorption building.


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