Israel Expanding Settlements Like Wild in Occupied West Bank

AsiaNews: Spending by the Israeli government on settlements continues to grow, reaching its highest level on a quarterly basis over the last decade. An ever increasing flow of money, despite a reduction in the territory because today the Golan Heights are considered an integral part of the State following the recognition of sovereignty by the US president Donald Trump. A river of money denounce Israeli activists opposed to the occupation, which the executive of the interim premier Benjamin Netanyahu removes from the possible development of the communities within the country.

The official budget, prepared by Israel for the US government, shows that in the first quarter of the year, 390 million shekels (equal to $ 111.5 million) were allocated for settlements in the West Bank. The highest figure in a decade, although in the past few years the budget for the Israeli Golan communities was also foreseen. Report is here.