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    • Mat
    • 23.03.10 | 15:25 (IST)

    This is just the cost of the real estate. Add to this all the extra on security from the fences, and floodlights to the wages of security guards, police, Border police, and army. Add all the extra equipment they have had to buy - armoured cars, buses, jeeps, tear gas, weapons, road blocks, training, surveilance, helicopter fuel and repairs. Add to this the state subsidies for all those 350,000 lving there - all the yeshivas and other people who do not work. then comes the most expensive items. From the palestinians whose lands were stolen, the victims of shootings on both sides (predominantly palestinian), and the settlers children - innocents put in the front line of an ideological war. and finnally the cost in lives. Worth it?

    from the article: Settlements have cost Israel $17 billion, study finds
    First published 02:56 23.03.10 | Last updated 10:48 23.03.10
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