Didi Remez reports that the settler pogromists from Tapuach who likely torched the Yasuf mosque and those from Yitzhar, whose rabbi published a book claiming that Jews must kill Muslims, even children, who threaten Jews, will be financially rewarded by the Israeli government. As a means of buying the settlers acquiescence to Bibi’s 10-month fig-leaf settlement freeze, the government has drawn up a list of favored settlements which will be showered with $30-million in extra funding:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Wednesday that certain settlements outside of the large blocs in the West Bank – enclaves that Israel plans to keep as part of any future arrangement with the Palestinians – would be considered “national priority areas.”
The isolated settlements included in the region will receive benefits in education, employment and other areas.
Naturally the list includes both Tapuach and Yitzhar. A separate Haaretz story noted:
The cabinet approved on Sunday the controversial plan – which will pump millions of shekels into West Bank settlements – after Netanyahu decided to review the list of communities for which funds were earmarked.
The story also notes that this blueprint of national priorities provides a roadmap for future expansion of settlements when the so-called freeze ends in 10 months since it indicates where the state intends to focus its development efforts.