After the Israeli government approved last week the establishment of the new ultra-Orthodox city of Kasif in the Negev and the community of Nitzana, it is expected to approve 10 more towns in the Negev this coming week. The announcement came from Minister of Interior Ayelet Shaked and Minister of Housing and Construction Ze’ev Elkin yesterday.
Shaked and Elkin will bring to the government’s approval this Sunday a final decision for the establishment of five new towns, the “Mevo’ot Arad” bloc.
Shaked said that “on Sunday, a historic and exciting government decision will be passed that is of strategic and national importance and that will give significant force to the strengthening of communities in the Negev.”
Israel announces 10 new towns in the Negev, by Tazpit Press Service, March 23, 2022