Netanyahu on construction in Beit El: "Very soon"

PM sends message to community of Beit El on its 40th anniversary, says long-promised 300 housing units coming 'very soon.'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

PM: Beit El construction 'soon'
PM: Beit El construction 'soon'
no credit

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reiterated his commitment to build 300 housing units in Beit El, a commitment which he first made five years ago.

Arutz Sheva has learned that the approval for the housing units is expected to be postponed until after the prime minister returns from his trip to the United States next month.

Netanyahu has recorded a video clip that will be screened at the main event in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the community of Beit El tonight. The Prime Minister addressed his commitment in the clip.

"In Beit-El, the fate of the people of Israel is tied to the Land of Israel. This is the place where Abraham built an alter. This is the place where Jacob rested his head (and dreamed of the angels ascending and descending a ladder to heaven). And most importantly, his is the place where we were promised: 'The land on which you lay, I shall give it to you and to your descendants (Genesis 28:13). And you shall spread abroad to the west, to the east, to the north, and to the south (Genesis 28: 14)," Netanyahu said in the video.

"Indeed, after a period of 50 years, we have been privileged to return to the land of our forefathers. And since then the State of Israel has flourished and prospered," he added.

"Our country has become a global power," Netanyahu elaborated. In economics, technology, cyber security, agriculture, and many other areas. I believe that all this would not have been possible without faith, and faith is expressed in the pioneers who go before the camp. You, the settlers, are today's pioneers. You, who preferred the hardships of the mountain to the comfort of the plain, knew how to overcome pain and bereavement. You have built a magnificent settlement in both a physical and a spiritual sense."

"From Beit El will come forth Torah and good tidings - the message of the return of the people to its land, the message of settlement. I will give you more good tidings. Very soon another 300 housing units will be approved, as promised," Netanyahu concluded.