Government in talks to invest billions in Arab sector

The government plans to infuse billions of shekels in funding to Arab municipalities over the next five years, but it may take some weeks to negotiate terms of the deal, an Arab leader negotiating the budget increase told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.

The deal has long been in the works, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deciding two months ago to transfer a budget supplement of NIS 900 million to Arab municipalities, but talks have intensified since the violence in past weeks and was not expected to be hindered by the involvement of Israeli Arab in recent terrorist attacks.


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