The process of bringing the Israeli television and film industry to Samaria is gaining momentum.

The Samaria Regional Council has been waging a public relations campaign of late to bring the film and TV industry to Samaria, in hopes of bringing Samaria closer to the heart of the Israeli consensus.

This morning, Wednesday, the crew of the popular Israeli TV series “Fauda” arrived to the area of Shaarei Tikvah in Samaria for shooting.

The show Fauda centers on an Israeli counterterrorism unit whose members disguise themselves as Arabs to prevent attacks. It is inspired by the personal army experiences of the show’s creators.

Head of the Samaria Regional Council Yossi Dagan arrived at the set, and praised the crew for coming to Samaria. “We invite all TV and film productions to come and shoot in Samaria and enjoy the diverse views and unique shooting sites only half-an-hour from the center of the country. There’s no reason all the shooting sites need to be in Tel Aviv.”

The Fauda shoot in Samaria comes about a week after one of the biggest Israeli production companies, United King, finished shooting the first feature-length movie of popular children’s star “Yuval Hamebulbal” (“Yuval the Confused”) in the Samaria community of Nofim.