Right wing MKs: Include settlement building in housing plan

July 26, 2011 22:04

Right wing politicians and attorneys called on the government Tuesday to include West Bank settlements in its housing plan.

"We call on the prime minister to remove the political barriers preventing construction in Judea and Samaria, and to allow for an immediate housing solution for the thousands [of people who live] in areas of broad national consensus in Judea and Samaria and in [east] Jerusalem," said members of the Knesset's Land of Israel lobby group in a statement it released to the media.

Nachi Eyal who heads the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with the same request.

The 10-month moratorium on new construction in Judea and Samaria that ended in September 2010, he said, only served to aggravate the housing shortage in the rest of the country, Eyal said.

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