Gantz decides to expand West Bank's communications network in favor of settlements

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The interim Israeli Minister of Communications, Benny Gantz, announced his decision to allow cellular companies to expand the communications network for the benefit of settlements in the West Bank.

The Hebrew newspaper, Israel Hayom, confirmed on Sunday that the operation aims to expand the cellular coverage of the fourth generation network within two years to reach 95% instead of 75%, to include most of the Israeli areas, with priority given to settlements and even some outposts.

The newspaper pointed out that a number of settlements and outposts in the West Bank and even settler side roads, especially those that witnessed attacks and accidents, did not witness the existence of cellular coverage for the fourth generation of the communication network, and sometimes there was no complete coverage.

According to Al-Hebrew newspaper, companies that will not be able to achieve the goal within two years will pay fines and may face the threat of revoking the license.