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New Residential Settlement Planned on Westbank Site

December 15, 1980
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The Israel Leads Authority announced today that it will build a new residential settlement on the West Bank, near the Arab village of Nabi Samwil just north of Jerusalem. The land, some 125 acres is State-owned or the property of the Jewish National Fund’s Heimanouta Corp. If approved by the Military Government’s planning and zoning commission, it will be allocated for private purchase.

According to the Lands Authority, the new settlement is port of the ongoing effort to “thicken” the Jewish presence around Jerusalem. Present plans earmark same 60 acres for 1500 private homes and the rest for condominiums and public buildings.

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