This Tu b’Shevat: Growth and Renewal

The cabinet approved the establishment of a new town called Hanun on Sunday. Hanun will be located in the Sdot Negev Regional Council, adjacent to the northern Gaza Strip. This lays the ground for about 500 new households in the area. The planning of the town began under the last government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Hanun will provide a solution to those wishing to live in the Gaza border region who do not wish to join a moshav or kibbutz, where they would need to take part in an agricultural community.

Netanyahu stated: “We all feel that we are in a historic moment, because we are continuing the momentum of a town in the Gaza border area as an adequate response to terrorism and as an expression of fundamental Zionism and the settlement of Israel.”

New Israeli town near Gaza border set to bring in 500 families to region, by Tzvi Joffre/Jerusalem Post, February 5, 2023

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