Housing Minister Planning for End of Construction Freeze

[Negotiations will be ending in September when the freeze ends. The Arab League only gave consent for four months for negotiations. Then they are going to the UNSC.. Should be interesting.]

by Hillel Fendel, INN

Housing Minister Ariel Attias took part in a joyous ceremony in the Southern Hevron Hills region on Monday evening, and stated confidently: “My ministry is not refraining from, and is even budgeting for, future housing plans everywhere – despite the construction freeze. We are doing all we can to be ready with plans for tenders on the day the freeze ends, September 26.”

In addition to Attias, other Cabinet ministers have made similar promises to resume construction when the 10-month period ends. Minister without Portfolio Benny Begin, for instance, who originally voted for the freeze in the mini-Cabinet, said in April that construction of Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria will resume as soon as the freeze period ends.

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz and Minister without Portfolio Moshe Yaalon have also expressed the same very recently.

In December and in January, Prime Minister Netanyahu himself made statements to the effect that the freeze was only temporary, and that “in another eight months, we’ll start building again.” He has not made similar announcements in recent weeks. (IsraelNationalNews.com)

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