Probe: US donors pump millions into settlements

2015-12-07 22:01


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Jerusalem - An Israeli newspaper investigation says US donors have pumped more than $200m into Jewish West Bank settlements in recent years.

The investigation published by the liberal daily Haaretz on Monday says the money was funnelled through about 50 non-profit organisations. The money funded anything from legal aid for extremist Jews to purchasing buildings and improving settlers' quality of life.

The report says the tax-deductible status of the money means the US was "incentivising" settlements, which Washington opposes and views as an obstacle to peace.

The Palestinians want the West Bank, along with the Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, as part of a future state. Nearly 600 000 Jewish settlers live in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, which Israel captured in the 1967 war.

Read more on:    palestine  |  israel

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24


Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.


You won't want to miss...

6 myths about male cancer
Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.