Lieberman Insists Construction Is Ongoing, Albeit, Quietly

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Leader of the Israel Beyteinu political party Avigdor Liberman leads a press conference in the Israeli parliament on May 18, 2016. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday, 18 Tammuz, visited the Shomron community of Maale Shomron, telling journalists there is no truth to reports there is still a construction freeze in Yehuda and Shomron.

The senior minister added 8,500 units were approved in the first half of the year. He also stated that money has been allocated for construction in Beit El as promised, and a military base is being removed to accommodate the new civilian construction.

Lieberman was accompanied by Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)