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Israeli Def. Minister plans major housing construction push in West Bank

Defense Minister Lieberman announced his plans to seek approval from regional planning board for the immediate construction of 2,500 family units and another 1400 units for a later date, divided out across 30 ‘large & small’ communities throughout Judea and Samaria.

By Yoav Zitun and Reuters


In a press statement, Lieberman said a regional planning board would be asked to designate 2,500 of the housing units for immediate construction, and another 1,400 to follow.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman – Screenshot from Facebook video

Lieberman will ask The Higher Planning Council in Judea and Samaria to promote planning procedures in more than 30 communities throughout the West Bank. Continue Reading »

Jewish Construction in West Bank Rises 40% in 2016


Jewish home construction last year in Judea and Samaria reached ‘2nd highest number in 15 years.’

By AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff


Construction on new homes for Jewish residents in Judea and Samaria rose by 40 percent in 2016 compared with the previous year, official figures showed Wednesday.

Ground was broken on 2,630 housing units last year compared with 1,884 in 2015, figures from Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics showed.

Radical-leftist NGO Peace Now called it “the second highest number of construction starts in the past 15 years”.

The highest number during that time was 2,874 in 2013.

“On average, since 2001, 1,790 housing units begin to be constructed in West Bank settlements each year,” Peace Now said. Continue Reading »

Planned 100-story ‘Tower Between Cities’ in Tel Aviv to be Israel’s tallest building


After construction, the commercial and residential tower next to Tel Aviv’s Savidor railway station would be 400 meters (1,300 feet) high.
• The Moshe Aviv Tower in Ramat Gan, has been Israel’s tallest building since 2001.

By Hezi Sternlicht


Plans for a 100-story tower to be constructed on the border between Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan have been submitted to the Tel Aviv Regional Planning and Building Committee.

Tower Between Cities, planned to be the tallest building in Israel – Photo: Miloslavsky Architects website

If approved and built, the so-called “Tower Between Cities” will be Israel’s tallest building, reaching a height of 400 meters (1,300 feet). Continue Reading »

Israel’s Finance Minister reveals plan to build 2.6 million homes by 2040


Israel’s Finance Minister Kahlon is planning to present the Housing Cabinet later this week an “unprecedented strategic blueprint” in an effort to fight soaring housing prices and meet market demands by the increase in home construction of 247% by 2040.

By Zeev Klein


Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon plans to unveil a new plan for tackling rising housing costs at a meeting of the Housing Cabinet scheduled to be held later this week.

The plan, a joint project of the National Economic Council, the National Zoning and Planning Committee, and the Housing Forum, the executive arm of the Housing Cabinet, has been described as an “unprecedented strategic blueprint” in the government’s efforts to meet market demands and fight soaring housing prices. Continue Reading »

181 new housing units approved for Jerusalem’s Gilo neighborhood

City of Jerusalem is set to approve the postponed construction plans of more than 181 housing units in Jerusalem’s southern neighborhood of Gilo, which has so far been postponed due to pressure from the Obama White House.

Arutz Sheva Staff


The city of Jerusalem will approve new construction projects in areas located beyond the “Green Line”, including 181 new housing units in the neighborhood of Gilo in the southern part of the city, Channel 2 News revealed on Wednesday.

Har Homa neighbour in Jerusalem, – Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

According to the report, the new projects will be approved by the subcommittee for building permits in the city of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Video: Hamas digging, building border outposts instead of rebuilding homes

Israelis filmed this, showing armed & masked Hamas fighters at work preparing for a possible future violence with Israel; ‘They’re building outposts & training facilities right under our noses,’ area resident says.

By Matan Tzuri


Hamas is preparing for the next round of fighting against Israel by building fortifications near the Israel-Gaza border, video footage filmed this week not far from the border fence shows.

Armed and masked, Hamas fighters are seen in the video digging and setting up outposts and training facilities only dozens of meters from the border fence. At some point, two armed and masked Hamas fighters are seen helping a man descend – possibly into the ground. Continue Reading »