Deal Reached for Expansion in Judea and Samaria

T. Belman.  Is the “quiet understanding” for investment in infrastructure, the end of it or is Bennett going to insist that Netanyahu publically commit to building more homes?

Arutz Sheva has learned that settlement figure Ze’ev Haver has come to a quiet understanding with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.

By Yaakov Levi, INN

In the wake of demands by the Tekuma component of Jewish Home, Arutz Sheva has learned that the head of the Amana construction firm, Ze’ev Haver (“Zombish”), one of the most influential members of the settlement movement in Judea and Samaria, has come to a “quiet understanding” with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.

The two have been discussing the needs of Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria via “back channels” – and Ya’alon has promised that the new government will ensure that those needs are satisfied.

According to sources, the government will commit to spending between NIS 300 and 500 million ($75 and $125 million dollars) each year over the next four years for construction, infrastructure, roads, transportation, and other needs that willensure that new residents of towns in Judea and Samaria can be absorbed without difficulty.

Among the projects are 12 new roads in Judea and Samaria, among them a new road that will bypass the Shechem-area village of Hawara – a flashpoint for attacks on Israeli drivers – as well as new roads to Eli, Emanuel, and other Western Samaria towns, and a widening of the north-south Road 60.

Three new parks are also on the drawing board, as are new student housing in Ariel for university students, and a park and trail in Gush Etzion in memory of Gilad Sha’ar, Naftali Frankel, and Eyal Yifrah, the three Israeli teens who were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas terrorists last year.

Over the next year, some 1,700 homes are expected to be sold in Judea and Samaria. With the government’s help, that number is expected to exceed 3,000 the following year. Among the currently available homes, 297 are in Beit El, 300 are in Ariel, 200 are in Eli, and 2,000 others throughout the rest of the regions.

Because he fears pressure from the administration of US President Barack H. Obama, said the sources, Netanyahu cannot openly declare his support for the arrangement.

Earlier, sources in the Tekuma component of Jewish Home said they would insist that Tekuma’s demands for a a clear directive to significantly increase building in Judea and Samaria be written into a coalition agreement between Jewish Home and Likud.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva Wednesday, a top Tekuma official said that Jewish Home must demand an outright commitment by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to that there will be no building freezes, as the previous government imposed, or other roadblocks to significant construction in Judea and Samaria.

If Netanyahu does not commit to this, the official said, “we have no reason to be in his fourth government. Jewish Home would be better off in the opposition and present a right-wing alternative.”

April 30, 2015 | 2 Comments »

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  1. sounds like a constructin firm is set to make a fortune; in gov that usually means gov officials also make fortunes. I doubt that any of this building is on new land for jewish settlement in YS. Its interesting as to how the discussion has move from jewish settlement in YS to Jewish settlement in major blocks which wil be kept, thereby minalising any NEW land in YS for Jews. Frankly, I think any talk of YS outside the major settlement blocks is over. The way the ministries played out makes it clear to me that BB has an agenda to move ahead with an under the radar deal with the arabs and this relies on no new land for jews in YS.

    Education ministry for a party identified with Jews in YS and annexation???? LOL
    its a slap in the face and the other cheeck was turned for further slaps. Bennett should go to opposition if he wants to grow in influence. As it is he has become an empty suit who will take any crumbs from BB table. BB’s agenda is to render Bennett a eunuch because Bennetts party was the greatest opposition to giving away YS. BB has done a major coup and has us all once more looking for little nods from him in order to maintain a beleif that that he is interested in YS.
    Annexation, land for Jews in YS is now dead with BB in the lead of giving it away. While doing the giving the rhetoric will appear that he is doing it under great pressure and will be the hero of the right wing when he gives it away. this article has us as usual looking for a BB who is for YS, but it is in vain.

  2. I could expand greatly on the dark details of and about “Zombish”. Since I would appear to be “picking” on the item I prefer others, and why not? Ted, to do the research & review of that individual past records and let us know his findings.
    I dread to find the person in question again involved as he was on the Sharon “disengagement”.