Peace Now: Gov’t spends NIS 1.6b. more on settlers

July 31, 2012 23:25


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Peace Now on Tuesday charged that the government spends an estimated NIS 1.6 billion more annually on Israelis who live in West Bank settlements than on those who live within the pre-1967 lines.

Its figures are based on budget items culled together from 2010, 2011 and 2012 data, explained Hagit Ofran of Peace Now.

It also includes the NIS 50 million that the Finance Ministry has promised to spend to upgrade Ariel University, which was recently awarded University status by the Council for Higher Education in Judea and Samaria.

Dani Dayan, who heads the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip said that the report was inaccurate and misleading.

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