Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu announced the allocation of 40 million shekels (NIS) in aid, to support the ‘security and emergency budget’ in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley, Ma’an News reported.

During a meeting with the heads of Israeli settlement councils in the West Bank, Netanyahu stated that the Israeli government will approve the allocation of 40 million shekels to support the illegal settlements, stressing that he will continue support and strengthen the settlements.

A security grant, in the amount of 34.5 million NIS, will be handed out, with an additional increase of 5.5 million NIS allotted for immediate support of ambulance stations in settlements across West Bank and the Jordan Valley, as well as 3.6 million NIS for settlement support centers.

Israeli PM declared: “We will provide these funds within the framework of preserving the lives and security of our brothers who live there.”

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Originally published in arabic.
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