pledges 1,200 housing units to Ma’ale Adumim, hints at annexation
Netanyahu in Ma’ale Adumim (Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Tuesday to build 1,200 new housing units in the West Bank’s biggest Jewish settlement of Ma’ale Adumim and incorporate it into a bill which will enable the government to annex it to Israel.
Netanyahu’s announcement came during a Likud delegation visit to Ma’ale Adumim, east of Jerusalem, where he promised to “enhanced development” of the settlement.
“I declare an intensification in the momentum of development in Ma’ale Adumim,” Netanyahu said. “We will build here thousands of units. We are adding industrial zones and the required expansion to enable accelerated development of this place.
“This place will be part of the State of Israel. I support the Greater Jerusalem Bill that will enable Jerusalem and its communities to develop in many different aspects,” the prime minister continued. “This is very big and important news.”
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