News from Peace Now's (Israel) Settlement Watch:
Following our exposure regarding the possible establishment of a settlement in Hebron's "Plugat Hamitkanim"
military base, below is new information uncovered in the past 24 hours.
1. It appears that former Defense Minister, Moshe Ya'alon, approved the allocation of a portion of the land where the military base is located to the Ministry of Housing. The Housing Ministry is now preparing a plan to build 28 housing units in the area. If implemented, the plan would increase the number of settlers in Hebron by approximately 100 (an increase of over 10% to the settler population in the city). The planning process at the Civil Administration's High Planning Committee has not yet begun.