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        11/13/2013, Kislev 10, 5774

      Finance C'tee Approves Shomron Funds in Lieu of Homes


      The Knesset Finance Committee approved a number of changes to the 2013 budget, transferring funds to the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, and to the Ministry of the Interior for Judea and Samaria, due to the construction freeze in the region.

      NIS 17 million will go to the MInistry of Immigrant Absorption of which NIS 7 million will be used to facilitate the absorption of Bnei Menashe. NIS 50.5 million is allocated to the Ministry of the Interior to be transferred to local authorities for use in Judea and Samaria in light of the construction freeze which has been in place over the past several years.