Report: PM doesn't want West Bank designated as national priority zone

Report PM doesnt want

November 1, 2009 21:14


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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is making efforts to compile a new map of national priority zones that would not include communities in Judea and Samaria, Channel 10 reported on Sunday evening. According to the report, Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer (Labor) was supporting Netanyahu's move. However, the prime minister was reportedly under pressure by right-wing lawmakers to define West Bank settlements as national priority zones. The government allocates higher budgets to communities designated as national priority areas, which are usually poorer communities in the country's South and North.

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