Israeli minister proposes costly plan to build new settlement for Amona evacuees

Minister Yoav Galant said his plan to unfreeze the construction of a new settlement for Amona evacuees would cost 120 million shekels – twice as much as originally intended.
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Israel’s Housing and Construction Minister, Yoav Galant, has proposed a plan to unfreeze the construction of a new settlement for the evacuated residents of Amona, an illegal outpost evicted earlier this year. The cost of the plan is expected to be 120 million shekels – twice as much as originally intended.

In a meeting on Wednesday, attended by members of the Yesha Council and government representatives, Galant proposed to run the project under his own ministry rather than have it be managed by the council, but added that the implementation of this plan is expected to double the original cost of the project.

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