Samaria Regional Council Head Yossi Dagan, Settlement Division Chairan Gael Greenwald, Samaria Regional Council Deputy Head Davidi Ben-Zion, and the leaders of towns in the area held a toast in which Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev attended.

According to Regev, the construction of 500 new housing units will be approved in the town of Har Bracha following Independence Day. She stressed that a fundamental part of building Israel is to continue building Judea and Samaria. And said, “[When] We returned to Samaria, we came home.”

This construction is in response to the murder of Itamar Ben Gal, a father of Four and resident of Har Bracha, in February.

Settlement Division Chairan Gael Greenwald said, “We expect that after Pesach (Passover), hundreds of new housing units will be built in Har Bracha in response to the murder of Itamar Ben Gal. The settlements cannot accept a situation in which there is no appropriate response to such a horrific terror attack.”