the successive governments of Israel over the decades since 1967 began the policy of constructing settlements in disputed territory which occupied the Palestinians in return, whether for security or for ideological reasons is not the issue, but the settlers' continued their hopefulness as a result of the government's failed policy. However, any habitual action takes a lengthy time to change direction even if one is aware of the healthy benefits. Living in peace for the region's inhabitants is a health benefit which transcends all other factors.
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from the article: Settlers are addicted to government money