Beit El embarks on struggle for construction

Head of Beit El council announces intention to embark on public struggle after PM 'pushed Beit El into corner'.

Mordechai Sones ,

Life on freeze
Life on freeze

The head of the Beit El local council, Shai Alon, told council members and employees this morning (Sunday) that he intends to embark on a public struggle to implement the Prime Minister's promise to build in the community.

Last week, Alon asked the Prime Minister to approve land marketing for the first 114 housing units out of 300 that the Prime Minister promised to build in Beit El five years ago.

"Unfortunately, despite all the efforts I have made to advance the building permits for 114 housing units, the Prime Minister has determined that at this stage he does not approve marketing the construction in Beit El and once again presses Beit El into a corner," Alon wrote in his statement.

שי אלון בלשכתו במבנים המיועדים להריסה
רפאל לוי

Alon noted, "As a result, I decided to embark on a public struggle for our right to build in Beit El, in order to allow minimal and natural development after more than ten years in which not one house was built in Beit El."

The head of the Beit El council noted that in the framework of the planned struggle, he intends to shut down work at the council and transfer the offices of the Council to across from the Prime Minister's Residence.

In addition, Alon plans to hold a demonstration under the slogan "Stop the freeze - immediate construction in Beit El!!"

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צילום: REUTERS