The Supreme Planning Council approved this afternoon (Tuesday) marketing 300 housing units in Beit El, a promise the Prime Minister made to residents five years ago.
Shai Alon, head of the Beit El Council, said, "A few months ago, we decided, together with the residents, to embark on a protracted struggle over beginning construction in council territory, for ten years there was not even one housing unit built here. To our delight, and after the struggle on which we set out, the Government of Israel agreed to ratify the marketing of 300 housing units in Beit El.
"This is a needed breath of air for the hundreds of young couples who want to come and live within the boundaries of the council, but they are prevented from doing so.In recent years, Beit El has developed in every field, education, tourism, business, and more.Only in the field of construction did we stand in place, and we hope that these 300 units are the opening for additional housing units. As they build in Rishon Letzion, Kfar Saba, and Ra'anana, so should we build in Beit El, Ofra, and Efrat," Alon said.