The cornerstone laying ceremony at Bruchin
The cornerstone laying ceremony at BruchinRoi Hadi

After 18 years of bureaucratic setbacks, the residents of Bruchin laid the cornerstone of a project that they believe will turn their town into the 'pearl of Samaria'.

Three-hundred housing units are currently being built in Bruchin, along with plans for a sports hall, a Bnei Akiva branch, a day care center, a youth club and an amphitheater to be built in the future.

"We have been able to see the fulfillment of our dreams. There is nothing greater than that," said Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan. "The entry of a large and well-known construction company that is building all over the country proves that Samaria has become a real estate forerunner in the eyes of the contractors as well."

Hananel Dorni, chairman of the Yesha Council and head of the Kedumim Local Council, said at the ceremony that, "Fifty years ago we returned to the land of the Bible, and 42 years ago, the settlement in Samaria was renewed. Close to half a million people have chosen this area as their home, and we continue to strive to ensure its development and prosperity."

"Laying the cornerstone for a new neighborhood of hundreds of housing units in Bruchin is another milestone in the process of having a million residents in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley," added Dorni.