Houses are seen in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Karmel, near Hebron May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

Beijing and Tel Aviv have come to an agreement to alleviate the “housing crisis” in Israel by China sending around 6,000 construction workers over a six-month period.

The joint statement was released by Israel’s finance and interior ministries on Wednesday despite the agreement not being signed until February.

Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon was quoted in the statement as saying that the workers’ arrival would “energize efforts to solve the housing crisis.”

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“The Chinese workers will reduce the construction time, and bring down prices for the benefit of the public,” said Israeli Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel.

It is not known whether these houses will be constructed in illegal settlements in Palestine’s West Bank.

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    • “The joint statement was released by Israel’s finance and interior ministries on Wednesday”
      Maybe should you read a little more than tittle?
      ““China agrees”? Who exactly?”
      => When in a news article you name a country, it understates that you’re talking about govt…