Some 20 businesses and their workers in the Barkan (Shomron) and Atarot (north Jerusalem) industrial areas are currently not insured, because of the refusal of insurance companies to do so. The Finance Ministry\'s insurance supervisor, Tzippy Samet, told representatives of the Manufacturers Association that she would attempt to solve the problem, which is caused by the refusal of the companies\' foreign sub-insurers to cover damages in areas that are prone to Palestinian violence. She said that it might be possible for the Finance Ministry and the insurance companies here to insure the businesses themselves.