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An Era of Building: Surging Construction in Judea and Samaria Mirrors Israel’s Flourishing Growth

In recent times, the Israeli government has ushered in a remarkable increase in construction in the historic regions of Judea and Samaria. This growth, exemplified by the approval of a thousand new housing units in the town near the site of a recent incident, has elevated construction to unparalleled levels.

Current records show that the surge in construction activity nearly doubles the previously significant numbers seen in 2020. The former US administration, led by President Trump, was particularly supportive of construction in these regions, contributing to the earlier rise.

Data indicates that around 7,000 housing units were being built in Judea and Samaria at the start of Trump’s tenure. By the end of his term, a record-breaking 10,223 units had been approved. Now, under President Biden’s administration, the number of approved units has soared to 13,000, a leap that represents double the approvals granted during the last year of Trump’s presidency.

In response to the recent incident at Eli Junction, Prime Minister Netanyahu, and Finance Minister Smotrich have declared the expansion of the town of Eli by around 1,000 units. This move increases the total number of construction permits in Judea and Samaria to an all-time high.

Further promoting this growth, the government recently approved a decision that will significantly expedite approval processes for construction in Judea and Samaria. Until now, these regions required five separate approvals at the political level, as opposed to the procedures elsewhere in the country. The new decision scales this back to approvals at the start and end of the process.

Finance Minister Smotrich has kept a relatively low profile on this matter to avoid international scrutiny. His brief comment affirmed that the construction plans are excellent news for Israel’s citizens and stated, “Currently, we are at the peak of new construction when looking at the data by year. We will continue to lead the settlement of all areas of the Land of Israel in a clear and unapologetic manner.”

This recent wave of construction mirrors the vibrant, resilient spirit of Israel, a nation committed to progress and development while remaining deeply rooted in its rich history and traditions. Israel’s growth and advancement, just like the new construction in Judea and Samaria, reflect its unwavering commitment to create a flourishing society for its citizens. As we cheer on these new building projects, let us also celebrate the dynamic nation they represent, a nation built on values of unity, progress, and an unshakeable connection to its ancestral lands.

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