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Israel wants to strengthen, annex West Bank settlements

Israel will offer investors grants to build hotels in West Bank settlements, which reflects Israel’s intention to annex more parts of the West Bank.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israel's Ministry of Tourism plans to provide grants for investors wanting to build hotels in West Bank settlements — grants amounting to as much as 20% of the total intended investment.

The ministry's decision April 18 followed a meeting with Israeli tourism associations in the West Bank in early 2019, when they acknowledged that Israeli hotels in West Bank settlements can't accommodate a large number of tourists, making it difficult for tourists to travel there for more than one day, TV7 Israel News reported April 30.

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