Photo Credit: Nati Shohat / Flash 90
Israeli children play in the city of Beitar Illit, July 3, 2017.

On Thursday morning, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to visit the hareidi-religious city of Beitar Illit, where he is to attend a ceremony to lay the cornerstone for a new housing project.

The Judean city, located a few minutes south of Jerusalem, is the second largest in Judea and Samaria with a population of nearly 50,000 people.

Advertisement

The project is slated to produce 1,000 new homes, according to the city’s spokesperson. Infrastructure for the development of a new hilltop in the city has already been completed.

The city is named for the ancient Jewish city of Beitar, whose ruins like just a kilometer – less than a mile – from the community.

Advertisement

SHARE
Previous articleFrom Exile To Redemption
Next article‘Menashe’ Is A Marvel
Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.