Arutz Sheva visited on Sunday the site of two neighborhoods currently under construction in the Shomron (Samaria) community of Kedumim.
The neighborhoods are being built by Kedumim La’ad, headed by Nachman Zoldan. Zoldan’s son, Ido (Idodi), was murdered in 2007 by terrorists who shot at his car and killed him as he was driving to his home in Shavei Shomron.
One of the new neighborhoods will be named Maoz Ido after Idodi. A second neighborhood will be named in memory of Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, the venerated sage who passed away two years ago.
What makes the two neighborhoods unique is the fact that both are being built entirely based on the concept of Jewish labor, meaning that all the work from beginning to end is being done only by Jewish workers.
Nachman Zoldan told Arutz Sheva that work on the two neighborhoods began as soon as the ten-month construction freeze on Jewish buildings in Judea and Samaria ended in 2010. He noted that not only has work progressed incredibly well, all the housing units have already been sold.
“All in all, we built 60 housing units,” said Zoldan, adding, “We planned to finish them in July or August and, thank G-d, we’re finishing. Everything has been sold. 60 new families will join Kedumim. We planned, already six months ago, to enter Stage B and we’ve prepared all the infrastructures for it.”
Stage B, he noted, will see the construction of another 30 housing units in Kedumim.
As for any concerns about future problems with the new homes, particularly in the wake of the current situation in the Ulpana neighborhood in Beit El, Zoldan assured that all the lands “have all the necessary building permits by the Civil Administration.”
Hananel Dorani, the head of the Kedumim Council, strengthened Zoldan’s words and said, “The construction here is according to a valid urban building plan, on state lands. The construction freeze in this area was an unparalleled moral injustice. It set us back one year. We’re building here according to a plan, with permits. There’s no problem with any building that will be built here.”