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Illegal Settlers Get Sweet Housing Deal

The state will subsidize rental costs for the mobile homes it will be providing to residents of the unauthorized West Bank outpost of Migron in their new temporary camp nearby. The renters will pay just US $2.80 per square meter per month, or about 30 cents per square foot, less than half of other rental housing in the area.

The state built the camp over the past four and a half months. The cabinet decided that the state would pay for all the infrastructure in the camp, as well as the 50 mobile homes themselves and other expenses.

The cabinet had previously decided the settlers would pay market rents for the homes, which are owned by the state.

The World Zionist Organization’s Settlement Division said in response: “The price was set by a committee of the Housing and Construction Ministry. It was decided that the price in this area will be subsidized, NIS 11 per square meter.”

For more, go to Haaretz.com

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