Have the students made any connection between their lack of affordable housing and economic prospects with the costs of Israel maintaining its occupation over the Palestinian people? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Helen
    • 23.07.11 | 22:06 (IDT)

    Housing costs money. I wonder if the tent city demonstrators make any connection betweeen the lack of affordable housing in Israel proper with the flow of state monies funding the settlements across the Green Line. Can Israel afford to continue tax breaks and financial incentives to the settlers? It also eats into state monies if IDF has to continually police these areas; in other words there is an economic cost to Israel in maintaining its tight control over every aspect of Palestinian life. Apart from that at least their homes aren't rountinely demolished.

    from the article: Could Israel's middle-class spearhead a national revolution?
    First published 15:45 22.07.11 | Last updated 15:45 22.07.11
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