For 1st time under Bennett-Lapid government, new settlement construction approved

For the first time since the new government was established, a Defense Ministry panel approves new construction in West Bank settlements.

The Civil Administration’s High Planning Subcommittee convenes to discuss 33 new building projects, according to the agenda. Hebrew media reports say 31 projects were ultimately approved, including the building of a mall in Mishor Adumim, a special needs school in the settlement of Elkana, and synagogues and Jewish seminaries in Karnei Shomron and Kfar Adumim.

Buildings under construction in Mishor Adumim, an Israeli industrial zone adjacent to the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, in the West Bank, east of Jerusalem, on June 16, 2020. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)


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