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  1/31/2013, Shevat 20, 5773

Planning for 346 Houses in Eastern Gush Etzion Okayed


It was announced, Thursday, that Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved, at the beginning of the month, advancing the process of planning and building 200 housing units in the Teko'a and 146 more in Nokedim in the eastern part of the Gush Etzion block of Judean Jewish communities. Building permits will be brought before the defense minister for approval at the end of the process.

The approval joins December's approval by Barak of 523 dwelling units in the central Gush Etzion community of Geva'ot as part of the first phase of turning the community into a city. Chairman Davidi Perl of the Gush Etzion Regional Council welcomed the decisions, adding, "I believe the prime minister will also continue to lead the strengthening and development of the settlement enterprise during the next four years in every composition of government that is established."