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First court victory for opponents of Jerusalem cable car project

Israel's High Court has halted the cable car Jerusalem project for now, but opponents of the project fear it will not be blocked indefinitely.

Israel's High Court has given Israeli officials until April 22 to explain a series of issues related to Jerusalem's controversial aerial cable car project. In the meantime, all work on the project has been suspended.

The Feb. 24 ruling dealt a hard blow to the Jerusalem municipality, the Jerusalem Development Authority and the Tourism Ministry, which have all invested a great amount of effort and time on the project, which is expected to cost around 200 million to 220 million shekels ($60 million to $66 million).

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