Knesset Panel Clears Another $10m to Compensate Settlers for '09 Building Freeze

‘I can’t remember the last time somebody received huge amounts of taxpayer money because housing units weren’t built in that person’s residential area,’ an opposition MK says.

The Knesset Finance Committee on Wednesday authorized a transfer of NIS 36 million ($10.2 million) to local councils in the West Bank as compensation for the 2009 construction freeze.