Israel Official: Settlement Funding up Before Vote

December 23, 2014 3:58 PM

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An Israeli official says the government is pumping millions of dollars into Jewish settlements in the West Bank for public buildings and roads ahead of national elections.

The official said Tuesday that the spending spree is using money that had been held up by former Finance Minister Yair Lapid, who was fired early this month in a move that helped trigger the early election. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the me...

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