A list of 544 settlement housing starts

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Posted: Oct 20, 2010 6:27 PM
A list of 544 settlement housing starts

Here is a breakdown of an Associated Press count of new construction in West Bank settlements since Israel's moratorium on housing starts ended on Sept. 26.

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At least 200 housing starts in the Binyamin region, which contains one-third of the West Bank's more than 120 settlements, according to Avi Roe, the head of the regional council.

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Ariel: 45 apartments being built by former Gaza settlers, according to Yitzak Vasana, a spokesman for the group.

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Beit Arieh: 25 apartments, according to Avi Naim, head of the settlement.

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Barkan: 62 apartments, according to Shmuel Elad, head of the settlement.

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Emanuel: 46 apartments, according to Rabbi Ezra Garashi, head of the settlement.

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Har Adar: 20 apartments, according to Aviram Cohen, head of the settlement.

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Har Hebron, a group of 15 settlements: 50 apartments, according to regional council leader Zvi Bar-Hai.

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Itamar: at least three, based on the comment by a settlement spokesman, Moshe Goldschmidt, that there were a few housing starts.

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Karmei Tzur: 56, according to a woman answering the phone at the settlement office.

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Kedumim: at least 12, based on a site visit and conversation with a land surveyor.

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Kiryat Arba: at least 22, based on a site visit and conversations with Palestinian construction workers.

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Oranit: at least three, based on a comment by a settlement official that there were a few housing starts.