Settlers a familiar source of conflict in Israel's summer of discontent | McClatchy

According to figures published in Israel's central bureau of statistics, about 4 percent of Israeli citizens live in the West Bank settlements, while Israel's Housing Ministry spends 15 percent of its budget on projects there. "That is the discrepancy right there. They spend more on settlers than they do on the average Israeli. They make it attractive to live in the settlements, and continue to create political obstacles by being there," Cohen said.

via Settlers a familiar source of conflict in Israel's summer of discontent | McClatchy.

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