Millions allocated to settlements

The Knesset’s Finance Committee approved the allocation of $12 million to the Jewish Agency’s division for West Bank settlements. About one-third will be used to compensate residents evacuated from the Migron outpost.

The budget was approved unanimously in the absence of any opposition representatives.

Knesset member and Meretz chair Zahava Gal-On, who did not attend the meeting, slammed the decision.

“As state budgets face lateral cuts and welfare services collapse, the settlers get free access to the Treasury’s funds as millions are weekly extorted at the Knesset,” she said. —