New Jewish city planned for Gush Etzion district
After many years, a new Jewish city is being planned in the Gush Etzion bloc in the Judea region. To start, the Defense Ministry has approved plans to build 523 housing units on the site that will someday be Gevaot.It's just one more thing the disgraceful Peace Now is griping about, in all their lack of shame. So be it. This is something positive for Israel's sake.
"This is a huge achievement,” David Perel, head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, told the AFP news agency.
In the year 2,000, the regional council had presented plans for a city of at least 6,000 homes. But until now, the government had never granted its approval. At present there are a handful of caravans at the site, which functions as an outpost.