The Defense Ministry announced Monday it already has approved the planning stage for new homes already announced for construction in Judea and Samaria.
The reporting by run-of-the-mill media of every announcement and step in the bureaucratic procedure for new homes in Judea and Samaria gives the impression that Israelis building double or triple the actual amount.
It also gives Peace Now another opportunity to condemn the construction, as it did Monday by stating, “This is yet another move that threatens to derail the peace process.” That is more or less the same thing it said a couple of weeks ago when the government said it will build the homes.
It takes anywhere from three to seven years for a house to completed in Israel following an initial policy announcement, which is followed by a series of steps that require approval by public servants, who otherwise would be unemployed.Jewish Press News Briefs
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