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  9/5/2014, Elul 10, 5774

New Samaria Homes Announced Amid 'Covert Freeze'


Israel on Thursday published tenders for 283 new housing units in the Samaria community of Elkana, as announced on the website of the Israel Land Authority.

The new units received approval way back in January, and just now have been advanced to the next stage in their planning, reports AFP.

However, there has been recent widespread criticism from leaders in Judea and Samaria over how Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's administration has been quietly instituting a "covert" construction freeze in the region, nipping promised housing units in the bud before the plans come to fruition.