The Yesha Council, a West Bank settlement advocacy group, welcomes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s promise to build new housing units in the Dolev settlement, near where a terror attack last week killed 17-year-old Rina Shnerb.
“We welcome any step whose purpose is to strengthen the settlement and deepen our roots in Judea, Samaria and Jordan Valley. The terrorism that wants to remove us from our land will fail. The construction of a new neighborhood with hundreds of housing units in Dolev will meaningfully expand the Israeli presence in the western Binyamin region and strengthen our hold in the area,” the group says in a statement.
Netanyahu said today he had directed the Defense Ministry body responsible for authorizing West Bank construction to advance a plan for a new neighborhood in Dolev.
“We will deepen our roots and strike at our enemies. We will continue to strengthen and develop [Israeli] settlement,” Netanyahu said in a statement announcing the directive for some 300 new homes.
Last Friday, a terrorist bombing at a natural spring near Dolev killed Shnerb and wounded her father and brother.