Délocalisant sa réunion hebdomadaire au kibboutz Mevo Hama du plateau du Golan, le gouvernement a approuvé un plan d’un milliard de shekels pour le développement de la région.
Israel’s Cabinet approved Dec. 26 a 1 billion-shekel ($317 million) plan for encouraging demographic and economic growth in the Golan Heights. Aiming at doubling the Israeli population there up to 100,000 residents, the government plans to approve the construction of 3,300 new housing units in the already existing town of Katzrin, the construction of some 4,000 units throughout the Golan Regional Council and the construction of 4,000 new housing units in two new villages to be soon established in the Golan Heights — Asif and Matar. A special planning committee will be set up, to fast-forward the production of a national master development plan and for eliminating bureaucratic red tape for issuing construction permits. LINK TO ARTICLE