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  Sivan 18, 5773 , 26/06/13

Mercantile Bank May Open Branch in Gush Etzion

The same day that a McDonald's official indicated that the hamburger chain won't set foot in either Samaria or Judea, an Israeli bank showed great interest. On Wednesday, Uri Baruch, the CEO of Mercantile, a major commercial bank took a tour of the Gush Etzion region, located in the Judea district. Baruch said he saw "tremendous importance" in taking part in life in such communities and expressed interest in opening a local branch. Later in the day he and his entourage visited the cave of Machpelach in Hevron and other historical sites in Judea.

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