BBC News – Israel widens Jewish settlement subsidies

So much for the enthusiasm from Sec State John Kerry… restart the talks… and then Bibi continues with the same old settlement policies and landgrabs…
Nothing’s changed so far..

A picture taken on April 24, 2012 shows the Jewish outpost of Bruchin, near the West Bank city of Nablus

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23569537

Israel has agreed to subsidise several Jewish settlements that were regarded as illegal until recently.

Three out of 91 settlements designated as priority areas for development were legalised within the past year, the Peace Now settlement watchdog said.

Israel said the subsidies were needed for security reasons.

Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi said the move would have a "destructive impact" on peace talks, which resumed last week after a three-year hiatus.

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