The plan to recognize all of Palmachim as a national park was put forth by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority in 2010, following a Government Decision to reconsider a plan to establish a resort on Palmachim. (Currently, part of the beach is a national resort.) Just over half a year ago, in December 2014, the Central District Planning and Building Committee also approved the plan and rejected the resort idea.
The MoEP is pleased with the decision, which shows that the good of the public must come before narrow interests. The beach belongs to the public, and the public has the right to benefit from it!