Settlements have cost Israel $17 billion, study finds

It should read…. Settlements have cost the US Taxpayer $17 billion, study finds

Israeli settlements in the West Bank encompass 12 million square meters of roads, homes and factories that cost more than $17 billion to build, according to a study by the Macro Center for Political Economics.

Using satellite imagery and other technology, the research institute mapped every home and structure put up in the settlements.

Its work was the result of a years-long effort to gauge the total value of the Jewish settlement enterprise in the West Bank.
The findings will be unveiled Tuesday at a conference.

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