Housing Minister Yoav Galant says that Israel plans to rapidly expand a small Jewish town located in a predominantly Arab area of northern Israel.
Galant says that he envisions the town of Harish will have 100,000 inhabitants by 2030, up from 4,000 today.
“We currently have 6,000 housing projects under construction in the town, with an additional 6,000 planned immediately afterward,” he says.
According to Galant, Harish is the most significant building project in the country since Modiin, a large city between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem that was constructed during the 90s.
Harish sits in the so-called Arab Triangle, abutting the West Bank and containing Arab towns and villages with few Jewish communities.