November 30, 2023

The Knesset’s Interior Committee approved the construction of thousands of housing units in the Druze settlement of Dalit El Carmel in northern Israel. The plan includes two new neighborhoods called “El Randa” and “Khalat Nasser”. “El Randa” will be the first building plan in the Druze settlements to incorporate the consolidation and distribution of private lands, with approximately 3,200 residential units planned. The neighborhood will prioritize the natural landscape and the preservation of open areas. “Khalat Nasser” will include 740 new housing units in 4-story buildings, along with public buildings, commercial areas, and spaces for sports, leisure, and recreation. The Director General of the Planning Administration, Rafa Elmaleh, praised the decision, stating that it enables significant development and expansion while maintaining open spaces and strengthening infrastructure.