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        11/14/2011, Cheshvan 17, 5772

      A-G: All Area C Residents Have Bituach Leumi Benefits


      Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein has submitted a position to the National Labor Court that all Israeli residents of Area C in Judea and Samaria, under Israeli control, are eligible for benefits from the Bituach Leumi (National Insurance Institute).

      The position is intended to resolve an inconsistency between two laws. Under the Bituach Leumi law, not all residents of Area C are automatically eligible, but must work in Israel. Weinstein ruled that emergency legislation that says all Israelis are eligibile takes precedence.