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Israel's settlement subsidy policy
Israel pauses construction, but throws money at settlements already in Jordan Valley.
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2009 12:05 GMT

Israel has announced a partial moratorium on settlement construction.

Yet, at the same time, it has invested in those already established in a bid to solidify their existence.

In the Jordan Valley there are 22 settlements viewed as illegal under international law.

But, as Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports, they benefit from a system of Israeli funding specifically focused on kick-starting settler economies.

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