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News Brief

February 6, 1998
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The Prime Minister’s Office in Israel is considering a plan to declare dozens of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip “confrontation line settlements,” a status that would grant them special budgetary priority, governmental support and tax benefits. At the same time, settlements located in the Arava, in the south, would no longer be defined in this category, because of the peace treaty signed by Israel and Jordan.

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