Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he plans to authorize the construction of 3,500 homes in an undeveloped E1 area of Ma’aleh Adumim. We’ve heard these promises before, but this time it sounds like the real thing! Mayor Benny Kashriel said he believes Netanyahu intends to follow through because the professional staff has already been ordered to work on submission of the plans to the Higher Planning Council for Judea and Samaria.
“We are building up Jerusalem and the outskirts of Jerusalem. I gave an immediate directive, to deposit plans to build of 3,500 housing units in E1,” Netanyahu said.
The Yesha Council welcomed this news for the Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley. It said that the E1 plan would enable “strategic construction” that would link Ma’aleh Adumim to Jerusalem.