The number of housing units whose construction in Judea and Samaria began in 2015 has decreased by 40% compared with 2014 year, the report said the leftist movement «Shalom, peace now». In 2015 began construction of 1,800 housing units, and in 2014 3.100 units.
According to the report, 69% of the housing units, the construction of which began in 2015, are outside the large settlement blocks. The most active construction of houses began in Ariel – 133 housing units. In kokhav-Jacob started the construction of 105 housing units. In Eshkolot – 64, in the Yakir – 51, Ar Martha is 30, Kiryat Arba – 28.
In 2015, approved the construction of 348 housing units.
The Director-General of the Council of settlements of Shilo Adler stated that «the report data indicate the actual freezing of construction and outrageous discrimination against the residents of Judea and Samaria, compared with the rest of Israel.
We will remind that in October of 2015, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, speaking at a session of the world Jewish Congress that «the government, headed by him, built less in the settlements than Sharon or Barak».