Cabinet advances plans to create new Negev towns

31.10.2011                      03.Cheschwan. 5772                       Ta'anit BH"B

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Cabinet advances plans to create new Negev towns

Green groups argue government would be wiser to strengthen existing southern communities.

To the dismay of green groups, the government decided to move forward with an initiative to construct new northern Negev communities in its weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday.
"The government decided to begin administrative work on examining settlement development in the outskirts of Arad in order to attract a new population to the Negev by increasing the housing supply in the area,” read a statement from the cabinet secretary’s official Facebook page on Sunday evening….