Liberman to propose plan for new Druse community in Galilee

April 1, 2012 18:37


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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beitenu) on Sunday vowed to send the cabinet a proposal to build a new Druse community for 500 families in the western Galilee, to help ease the housing shortages facing the Druse sector.

Liberman proposed the plan during a meeting in Beit Jann with leaders from the Druse and Circassian community, during which he was joined by Public Security Yitzhak Aharonovich.

Liberman said the plan is a continuation of a government decision from February 13, 2011 to launch a multi-year NIS 680 million development plan for Druse and Circassian communities in northern Israel.

During the meeting, Liberman told those gathered that he is aware of housing shortages in the Druse community and shortages of land for building.

One of the locations Liberman proposed is the area known as "Horvat Inbal", once the location of an ancient Druse village.

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