Settlers building 350 houses amid confusion about settlement freeze

October 6, 2010
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Israeli settlers have been working furiously on the construction of 350 new housing units in various areas since the building freeze in the West Bank was lifted ten days ago, a media investigation has revealed.

“Construction is resuming normalcy. After ten wasted months that only caused harm and did not benefit anybody, we are returning to routine,” Danny Dayan, head of a settlements council, said, quoted by Israeli daily Haaretz.

According to the paper, the settlers have made great efforts to launch a massive building campaign in response as the end of the freeze approached.

In the settlement of Kedumim, labourers are working on 56 new houses, and in Ariel bulldozers are flattening the land where 54 staggered-floor houses will be built for the evacuated Gaza settlers of Netzarim.

In Karmei Tzur, work started on 56 houses new and in Adam, land-leveling work has begun for 24 new houses.

In Kiryat Arba they have begun construction on 34 new houses, and in the small settlement of Nariya they are expanding with 20 new houses. Workers are building 20 new houses in the settlement of Matityahu and between five to ten in Nili, the paper said.

More houses are being built in other areas, Haaretz reported on Wednesday.

         

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