Israel’s Kalkilye Construction Project Is On Hold


Israel’s plan to build 14,000 housing units in PA (Palestinian Authority) Kalkilye has been placed on hold.

The matter was to be voted on by the Political Security Cabinet on Wednesday evening but this did not occur as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu realized he lacked a majority. Hence, the plan is automatically placed on hold.

The Bayit Yehudi party and others were outraged upon hearing of the plan. Leaders of communities in Yehuda and Shomron expressed anger and astonishment, explaining there is virtually no construction in Jewish communities while the government now speaks about building 14,000 housing units for PA residents.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)