Welcome to Hanun: Israel to establish new community along Gaza border


February 17, 2023

Mendy Hechtman/Flash90

Flowers blossom in Bitronot Ruchama, a nature reserve of badlands in the Western Negev, March 9, 2021.

(JNS) - Israel's Cabinet voted on Sunday to establish a new community along the border with the Gaza Strip.

The future town, to be named Hanun, will be located in the Sdot Negev Region and eventually be inhabited by some 500 families.

"The establishment of the community is further evidence of the resilience of the [citizens living in the] 'Gaza envelope' and the power of the State of Israel. We're proud to build up the Land of Israel and we're proud to strengthen settlement in all parts of our land," said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The new community had received preliminary approval ba...

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