Photo Credit: Nati Shohat / Flash 90
Building homes in Beitar Illit in 2015.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman have agreed to authorize the construction of 3,000 new housing units in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

About 2,000 of the homes are ready to be placed on the market; the remainder are in various stages of preparation, from the initial deposit up to completion of the project.


The decision comes as part of the return to normal life in Judea and Samaria, and normal functioning that allows for a realistic response to the needs of the communities and those who are living in the region.

This decision comes on the heels of an authorization for 2,500 housing units that was made public last week.

“We are in a new period in which life in Judea and Samaria is returning to a normal and healthy standard, one that’s an appropriate response to the needs of those living in the area,” said Defense Minister Liberman.

Following is a partial list of the communities in which housing units have been approved thus far:
Alfei Menashe 700
Oranit 200
Nofim 50
Beit Aryeh 650
Efrat 30
Nokdim 150
Shavei Shomron 70
Karnei Shomron 100
Shiloh 100
Metzudot Yehuda 100
Kfar Eldad 80
Beitar Illit 650


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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, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.