The settlers are dutifully and loyally carrying out the policies of israel's political/military leadership; they are the front line of the dispossession of the Palestinians. Without them there may already have been an independent Palestinian state in Gaza and the West Bank. The settlers have prevented this. Would they do this work if they were not adequately compensated by israel?
Egypt to hold parliamentary election in 2 phases starting Oct 18-19 (Reuters)
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