Feature - West Bank Settlements
The Israeli government has announced that it will cut off public support and funding for unauthorized Jewish settlement outposts in the West Bank. Israeli ministers have long complained about the behavior of a minority of settlers, particularly those who live in outposts. In the past, the government has promised to evacuate the outposts but has done nearly nothing. Now, they say, they will take action. The crackdown came a day after a security chief warned that Jewish extremists could try to assassinate an Israeli leader.