A senior security source who accompanied Defense Minister Benny Gantz on his trip to Washington, DC has revealed the Israeli government’s true position on construction in Judea and Samaria.
The source said, Gantz’s position was that, “Israel wants a diplomatic solution with supremacy on issues of security. The Israeli position is that we can build in the blocs, and also in the towns which need construction.”
This morning Regavim shared updated data upon which it based its recently released precise map of Area C. The project revealed the alarming situation on the ground: From 2019 -2021, the Palestinians built 5097 new illegal structures in areas under full Israeli jurisdiction, an average of 7 new illegal structures per day. These new structures joined the tally of illegal construction for a total of 72,274 illegal structures in Area C.
In order for security issues to be a top priority, sovereignty must be declared throughout Judea and Samaria.This must include construction of homes in Jewish communities – including connection to electricity and water. The PA land grabs are threatening the very defense of Israel. What’s worse is that Jewish development of Judea and Samaria continues to be repressed while Prime Minister Naftali Bennett pays no serious attention this whole matter.
Photo courtesy of Regavim