Updated: Aug 5, 2019
According to residents of the area, this involves a master plan to construct as many as 350 homes. Such construction would significantly expand the Elazar settlement, which according to the Central Bureau of Statistics, was home to 2,568 people in 2016.
The decision will come into effect after the Higher Planning Council for Judea and Samaria completes a master plan for the new neighborhood.
The government decision also included NIS 29 million (approximately $8.3 million) to construct 15 modular homes on land known as Plot 91, which is near Netiv Ha’avot but is technically within the boundaries of the Alon Shvut settlement. Another NIS 24 million (approximately $6.9 million). will be given to the 15 families to compensate them for the homes they have lost.
After the vote, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with settler leaders including YESHA Council head Hananel Durani, Gush Etzion Regional Council head Shlomo Neeman and Binyamin Regional Council head Avi Ro’eh.