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Former Trump aide to participate in West Bank settlement construction ceremony

Former White House director of communications Anthony Scaramucci - Wikipedia

Former White House director of communications Anthony Scaramucci will "symbolically participate in the construction of a home in the West Bank settlement of Efrat", reported the Jerusalem Post.

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, whose daughter, Sarah Sanders, is the White House press secretary, will also participate, the paper said.

The pair are in Israel "on a trip sponsored by Joseph Frager of the National Council of Young Israel", the Jerusalem Post reported, adding that they visited illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank on both Monday and Tuesday.

READ: US backs Israeli decision to build 400 new illegal settlement units

Today, meanwhile, Huckabee and Scaramucci "will symbolically help build a home in Efrat, where construction workers are completing some 600 homes", with another 300 "in the middle of construction work".

The report added that senior settler leader "Yossi Dagan said Huckabee and Scaramucci were part of a group of people with influence in Washington", and that "he wanted to underscore for them the importance of the settlements both to Israel and the United States".

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