The biggest benefit is subsidized housing. People that cannot afford to buy a house in Israel can afford to buy a house in the west bank. The biggest drawback is that Israel does not own the land the houses are built on. This land is outside Israel's borders and Israel has made no move to annex it. This should be a red flag for any potential settler. If this was not problem enough, people who live in an illegal house in an Israeli settlement in the west bank are simply begging for trouble. Are we supposed to feel sorry for such people?
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