Jewish life in Samaria (The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP, File) The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP, File)
Jewiish life in Samaria

“We will deepen our roots and strike at our enemies. We will continue to strengthen and develop settlement,” said Netanyahu in Monday’s statement.

By United With Israel Staff 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday instructed the director-general of the Prime Minister’s Office to submit a plan for the establishment of a new neighborhood in the Samarian community of  Dolev with approximately 300 new residential housing units. 300 families currently live in Dolev, according to the community’s website.

The announcement was made in a statement released by Netanyahu’s office. The blueprint for the new neighborhood would be submitted to a planning committee for approval at its next meeting, according to the statement. No date was given for when the next meeting would take place.

The prime minister’s order comes on the heels of Friday’s terror attack in the Dolev area, in which 17-year-old Rina Schnerb was killed and her father and brother were wounded in a bomb explosion during a hike to a natural spring.

“We will deepen our roots and strike at our enemies. We will continue to strengthen and develop settlement,” said Netanyahu in Monday’s statement.

Responding to terror by building more homes in Judea and Samaria is a frequent battle cry of Israelis who wish to show Palestinians that terror will not pay and the Israeli response will be to spread the presence of Jews in their ancestral homeland.

Dolev is located 17 miles northwest of Jerusalem, According to the community’s website. It was founded a few decades ago by families who wished to fulfill the Jewish commandment of returning to the Land of Israel.