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Christian groups invested $65 million to Israeli settlements

A general view taken on from the Palestinian West Bank village of Burin, showing the Israeli Jewish settlement of Har Brakha [JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty Images]
A general view taken on from the Palestinian West Bank village of Burin, showing the Israeli Jewish settlement of Har Brakha [JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty Images]

Evangelical Christian groups have invested up to $65 million in projects in the “Biblical Heartland” over the past decade, however, that doesn’t include services they provide free of charge, such as volunteer laborers, according to a Haaretz investigation, Maan News Agency reports.

Haaretz news outlet reported that about 1,700 volunteers were sent by Christian Evangelical groups to the illegal Israeli settlement of Har Brakha, south of the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus.

Sources pointed out that the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs allocated $16,000 annually to one of the evangelical associations for the production of media campaigns for Israel and settlements abroad.

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