The Israeli Ministry of Defense has decided to build an ‘Intelligence Village’ in the Negev, the Palestine Now website quoted the Israeli Maariv Newspaper as saying. The Ministry has published the initial tenders to build the village near Omer, to the south of Beersheba.
The project is estimated at billions of Shekels, and is considered the most serious initiative by the Israeli Ministry of Defense in years.
The village which will be built on 2,500 dunums (acres) of land will kick off at the end of 2022. 80% of the Military Intelligence staff are expected to move to the new base.
The current military intelligence headquarters is based in the Gosh Dan area, where the demand for land is very high.
A spy base on Beersheba will also be in operational at end of 2017.
(PC, Palestine Now)