Israel’s Security Cabinet unanimously approved the establishment of a new settlement for the former residents of Amona, an illegally constructed outpost in the West Bank that was evacuated in February, Ynet and Tazpit report.
Following the Security Cabinet’s decision, other government ministers were contacted by telephone to obtain their approval for the plan. This is the first time in 20 years that the government has decided to establish a new settlement.
The new settlement is to be established in the Shiloh Valley. Last month, would-be inhabitants of a hilltop location there, Geulat Zion—which, like Amona, is illegal—made a point of rejecting Amona residents’ moving to the area.