Settlers could receive compensation for building freeze

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December 8, 2009 14:56


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Settlers who face financial difficulties due to the 10-month moratorium on new settlement construction could soon be entitled to financial restitution, if a plan set to be pushed by Minister of Welfare and Social Services Isaac Herzog is approved by the government. In a statement issued by the minister on Tuesday, the Labor politician said he fully supported the government's decision to freeze settlement construction but would also look into providing financial compensation to families who might face economic difficulties as a result of the new policy. Herzog's declaration came after spending Tuesday morning in the Haredi town of Beitar Illit in Gush Etzion. He had initially planned to focus on the efforts to work with children and youth at risk in the town but ended up hearing about some of the financial problems that resident's now face due to the building freeze.

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