After years of bureaucracy Itamar will grow by 538 new homes

 

Plans for Itamar settlement to be expanded by 538 housing units. The decision was made 2 years ago, following the Fogel family murder.

Housing Ministry statistics show that no new housing has been put up for sale in east Jerusalem since the beginning of the year.

By Efrat Forsher

 

 

Shortly before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the Middle East in an attempt to renew negotiations, Israel’s planning bodies continue to move ahead with plans to expand the Itamar settlement by 538 housing units.

The entrance to the Itamar community in Judea and Samaria – Photo Oren Nachson

The entrance to the Itamar community in Judea and Samaria – Photo: Oren Nachson

Objections to the plan, which would increase the size of the settlement by a factor of five, are being heard this week.

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