Binyamin Spokesperson Yehuda Amrani
Binyamin Spokesperson Yehuda AmraniBinyamin Regional Council spkesperson

The Higher Planning Council of the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria will approve the advancement of extensive building plans in Judea and Samaria. In the Binyamin Regional Council, many plans totaling 2,117 housing units in a number of towns and villages will be approved.

In Mevo Horon 210 housing units will be approved for validation, 100 of which are built; in Neria 189 housing units will be approved, and in Dolev, 90. Many housing units will be approved for submission: In Adam-Geva Binyamin 356 housing units; in Tel Zion 627 units and in Mitzpe Yericho 365 housing units. Another 160 housing units will be approved for marketing in Kochav Yaakov.

For the past month, Binyamin Regional Council chairman Yisrael Gantz has been working on finalizing the details and presenting the plans for the housing units to the government representatives and to the aides to cabinet minister Bezalel Smotrich at the Ministry of Defense, and to Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant and his officials.

“This is a very large number of building permits,” said Gantz, “just as a nationalist and Zionist government should be promoting. The new element is that we are working on encouraging the government to change its priorities – making investments in expanding towns and villages in parallel with investments in the development of infrastructure and in roads. We are on the right track to having hundreds of thousands of residents in Binyamin within a few years.”

Gantz thanked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and ministers Gallant and Smotrich: “The State of Israel and the towns and villages in Binyamin have faithful emissaries in the government and we thank them and encourage them along this path. There is much more work to do in order to continue implementing the regulation and construction.”

This week the cabinet approved the recognition of 9 communities in Judea and Samaria. In Binyamin, these include Givat Harel, Givat HaRoeh and Malachei HaShalom Farm, which will become a village.