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Infrastructure work at the Netiv Ha'Avot neighborhood in Gush Etzion, February 13, 2018.

The government is expected on Sunday to approve a plan for the Netiv Ha’Avot neighborhood in Gush Etzion which will regulate all the homes in the neighborhood as a permanent solution, and permit the construction of 350 new housing units, as requested by the local council and the residents, Hakol Hayehudi reported.

The new plans are the result of negotiations between Regional Council Gush Etzion head Shlomo Ne’eman and PM Netanyahu’s Chief of Staff Yoav Horowitz, Government Secretary Ronen Peretz, and Ministers Kahlon, Deri, Bennett and Shaked.

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In addition, the government is expected to approve an immediate budget for the construction of a new neighborhood of “caravillas” (combination caravan + villa) as a temporary solution for those residents whose homes will be demolished, as well reparations to the court-evicted families.

At the same time, the state is asking the High Court of Justice to postpone the demolition at Netiv Ha’Avot in order to be able to build up an infrastructure for the caravillas neighborhood.

As a show of good faith, the residents who are slated for evacuation signed a document guaranteeing they would not resist the evacuation, regardless of whether or not the state’s request is approved by the court.

Residents of Netiv Ha’avot told Hakol Hayehudi that even if the court does not approve the three-month delay, the government’s announcement of 350 new housing units on the site should serve as a warning to left-wing NGOs that for every Jewish home they manage to destroy, dozens more would be built.

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