Israeli government spent NIS 1.1 billion on settlements in 2011, reports show

31.07.2012                      12.Aw. 5772

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Israeli government spent NIS 1.1 billion on settlements in 2011, reports show

Spending last year represented a 38% increase over funds allocated in 2010, but is significantly lower than the peak of NIS 2.5 billion in 1993.

The government spent NIS 1.1 billion on West Bank settlements last year, and could save at least that much if it were to make its spending proportionate to the number of Israelis who live in the settlements, according to two different reports made public this week….