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The right-wing Israeli government funds settlement outposts established by terrorist settlers who are subject to US and British sanctions

The Israeli Ministry of Agriculture funds random settlement outposts set up as farms in the occupied West Bank.

Haaretz newspaper reported on Thursday, June 13, 2024, that the settlement outposts, which were funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, were established by settlers who carried out terrorist attacks against the Palestinians, including Neria Ben Bazi, to whom the Ministry transferred an amount of 12 thousand shekels, and the United States imposed sanctions on him. In March.
The newspaper added that the Ministry of Agriculture, which is headed by Minister Avi Dichter from the Likud Party led by Prime Minister Netanyahu, decided to allocate funding for two random settlement outposts established by settlers Zvi Bar-Yosef and Moshe Sharvit, who were also subjected to US sanctions in March. March, following their participation in terrorist attacks against Palestinians.

In the year 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture approved funding for the settler (Zvi Bar Yosef) in the amount of 52 thousand shekels, and 6 thousand shekels for the settler (Moshe Sharvit) last year. Britain imposed sanctions on these two terrorists last February.
It appears from the data of the “Peace Now” movement that during the past six years, the Ministry of Agriculture transferred an amount of 1.66 million shekels to random settlement outposts in the West Bank, in addition to decisions to transfer about 1.5 million shekels that have not yet been paid.
The Israeli Ministry of Agriculture pays these terrorist settlers 1,000 shekels per cow, in a herd of no less than 50 cows. The Ministry funds 55 shekels for one lamb or goat in a herd of at least 100 lambs or goats.

In addition to funding these settlement outposts, the occupying state granted an area of ​​more than 8,500 dunums to six random settlement outposts “for the purpose of grazing livestock and agriculture,” noting that these settlement outposts are illegal under Israeli law. The Ministry of Agriculture also supports settlement associations that provide volunteers to work in settlement outposts. These associations are Hashomer Yosh, Kedma, and the Preparatory Military College in the Beit Yatir settlement in the south of Mount Hebron.

Sources in the “Peace Now” movement say, “Settler violence is not a mistake, but rather an advantage. The dozens of agricultural settlement outposts that lead to the theft of hundreds of thousands of dunams owned by Palestinians in the West Bank are not a marginal phenomenon practiced by (the terrorist organization) the Hilltop Youth, but rather Part of a planned and financed system supported by official government agencies.”
Neria Ben Bazi and a group of settlers seized the lands of the Palestinian village of Wadi Al-Sik, harassed its residents and displaced them from their lands, last October. In the same month, these settlers, supported by Israeli soldiers, attacked landowners in the area and attacked Israeli peace activists.

Last July, settlers in the settlement outpost established by the terrorist settler (Zvi Bar Yosef) carried out terrorist attacks against Palestinians in the villages of Jibiyeh and Kobar. The occupation authorities conducted one investigation with Bar Youssef, then closed the file against him.

Settlers led by Moshe Sharvit attacked the village of Ain Shibli in the Jordan Valley in October, and the residents of the Palestinian village had fled their homes due to settlers’ terrorism against them in the wake of the current war on Gaza.

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