Israel to advance plans for 3,000 homes in the West Bank

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August 31, 2017 00:46

Netanyahu has also promised that in September he would give the go-ahead for marketing 300 homes for the Beit El settlement.

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BULIDINGS ARE SEEN last month under construction in the settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim

BULIDINGS ARE SEEN under construction in the settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim [File]. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Plans for 3,000 homes are expected to be advanced in September when the Higher Planning Council for Judea and Samaria holds its quarterly meeting, Channel 2 reported on Wednesday night.

At least one-third of the homes will be in the Samaria region of the West Bank. This includes 700 homes in Ariel, 260 in Tzofim and 97 in Rehelim.

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Other plans include 192 homes in the Negohot settlement in the South Hebron Hills and 86 homes for the Migron families near the area of the Psagot winery where their modular homes have stood for the last five years, according to Channel 2.

Netanyahu has also promised that in September he would give the go-ahead for marketing 300 homes for the Beit El settlement.

Some of the plans on the list are part of the 5,000 homes that the Higher Planning Council for Judea and Samaria has already advanced since the start of the year.

Israel has also marketed 3,400 units in 2017. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman told reporters on Tuesday that the US was not happy about such building.

On Wednesday night, some 100 people protested outside Airport City’s Avenue Hall near Ben-Gurion Airport where the Likud Party held its annual pre-Rosh Hashana toast with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

They demanded that he approve permanent housing for the 50 Migron families who were forcibly evacuated from the outpost homes in 2012.


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