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Israeli Regime Financing Settlers’ Terrorism on Palestinians: Report

Palestinians try to put out fire set by Israeli settlers in an olive grove near the West Bank village of Burin on June 3, 2013/Photo: alwaght.com
Israeli Regime Financing Settlers’ Terrorism on Palestinians: Report

A Palestinian official report has revealed that a Israeli regime-sponsored Jewish association called Hanino financially supports extremist Jewish settlers who perpetrated terrorist crimes against Palestinians in the West Bank.

The national bureau for defending lands and resisting settlements stated in a report that Hanino association had spent 2.5 million shekels last year to cover the financial needs of jailed settlers and their families as an acknowledgment of the attacks they had carried out against the Palestinians or their property.

It added that the Israeli regime ministry of finance and the Knesset finance committee financially support Jewish terrorists and help them carry out settlement activities and build outposts in the West Bank.

The bureau also affirmed that the Israeli regime transferred last year 340 million shekels to Jewish settlements in the West Bank in accordance with an agreement it had signed with the Jewish Home party and related understandings with the Yesha council of the West Bank settlements.

In addition to these funds, the Israeli regime interior ministry, for its part, allocated last December 62 million shekels for settlement activities in the West Bank, the bureau pointed out.

The Israeli regime has expanded its illegal settlement construction in the occupied territories in the past few years in defiance of international calls on the regime to end its expansionist polices.

Over half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the West Bank including East al-Quds in 1967.

Much of the international community considers the settler units as illegal because the territories were seized by Israel in a 1967 war and are hence subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbid construction on occupied lands.

Source/alwaght.com

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