Settlement housing starts rise 68% as Bennett pledges W. Bank development

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Settlement housing starts rise 68% as Bennett pledges W. Bank development
The Settlement Affairs Ministry pledged to "preserve state land in Judea and Samaria for cultivation and development," in a document published Monday in which the government laid out its priorities.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett pledged to develop West Bank settlements as housing starts in those Jewish communities rose by 68% in the first two quarters of this year, according to Central Bureau data. The Settlement Affairs Ministry pledged to "preserve state land in Judea and Samaria for cultivation and development," in a document published Monday in which the government laid out its priorities for the near future. It also stated that it would develop "settlements and villages in Judea and Samaria."

Bennett, whose right-wing Yamina party supports West Bank settlement construction, has been clear since he took office that he has no intention of freezing any such building. A number of parties in his government, however, are opposed to such building, even though it is now part of the coalition's work program.

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