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Jews Keep Building The Land

A new neighborhood in Kedumim - Mitzpeh Yishai - will be officially dedicated this Sunday. Thirty housing units are already occupied, another 70 are under construction, and yet another 400 are in the planning stages.
First Publish: 8/29/2003, 3:07 PM

A new neighborhood in Kedumim - Mitzpeh Yishai - will be officially dedicated this Sunday. What makes this neighborhood unique is that most of Kedumim, located north of Ariel and west of Shechem, lies on the northern side of the highway, while Mitzpeh Yishai is on the south side. The new neighborhood joins Har Ephraim Yeshiva High School in extending Kedumim across the highway.

Thirty housing units in Mitzpeh Yishai are already occupied, another 70 are under construction, and yet another 400 are in the planning stages. Close to 3,000 people currently live in Kedumim, which has 170 other housing units under construction.

Kedumim Mayor Daniella Weiss, one of the most veteran Yesha pioneers, said that following the government decision of two weeks ago to grant benefits to those purchasing apartments in national-priority areas, the units began to be sold more quickly. The Cabinet decision was taken at the initiative of Housing Minister Effie Eitam, who will participate in the Mitzpeh Yishai dedication ceremony.