Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday decided to approve the construction of 2,500 housing units in Judea and Samaria.

Most of the unit are located in existing Jewish communities and about 100 were approved in Beit El in the Binyamin Region, in accordance with agreements between previous governments and the Supreme Court.

“We are returning to normative life in Judea and Samaria,” Liberman said of the decision.

In addition, Liberman submitted a proposal to the cabinet calling for the establishment of an industrial zone for Arab residents near the village of Tarqumyia. The industrial zone would be the largest of its kind in Judea and Samaria.