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Government to approve NIS 40 million for security of West Bank settlements

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets leaders of the Yesha Council settlement umbrella group and says the government on Sunday will approve NIS 40 million ($11.5 million) for security and emergency response stations in the West Bank.

“We are continuing to strengthen the settlement movement and help it,” Netanyahu says during the meeting, according to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office. “They won’t uproot us from here.”

The funding includes NIS 34.5 million for settlements’ security needs, NIS 5.5 million for the Magen David Adom ambulance service in the West Bank, and NIS 4 million for psychological counseling centers.

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