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Sharp Budget Cuts to Pay for War

Southern cities slam PM, government, say country has abandoned them to bear costs of war alone
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
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Fresh off Israel’s latest refusal to erase Hamas from the Gaza Strip,  Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Monday he would placate residents of the Gaza Belt region with an NIS 1.5 billion emergency aid package to help the region recover from Operation Protective Edge.

The relief plan applies only to the areas immediately adjacent to the Gaza Strip. Residents of Beer Sheva, Ashkelon, Ashdod and other cities that sustained near-constant Palestinian rocket fire during the 50 day war slammed the decision, saying the government has abandoned them to deal with the rocket threat alone.

Speaking at the beginning of a government cabinet meeting in Ashkelon, Netanyahu promised to table a similar plan next month for cities farther away from the Gaza border.

“Within a month we will bring forward a similar package to develop the towns and cities of the south,” Netanyahu said. “The appropriate Zionist answer to our enemies is not just to overcome them in any battle, but also to develop our towns.”

Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni told Channel 10 his city needs immediate aid to help local businesses recover from the conflict, and warned that many businesses in the town were moving towards bankruptcy “within two weeks or a month’ if they don’t get help.

In order to pay for the war, which coast approximately his 9 billion, Netanyahu also announced a 2 percent budget cuts to a variety of  government ministries, including the education ministry (NIS 695 million cut) and the transportation ministry (NIS 247 million cut).

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12 Responses to “Sharp Budget Cuts to Pay for War”

  1. money is Of No Importance/ נ.י.ל.י

  2. money is Of No Importance/ נ.י.ל.י

  3. money is Of No Importance/ נ.י.ל.י

  4. Lord please bless ISAREL and help them balance things

  5. Lord please bless ISAREL and help them balance things

  6. Lord please bless ISAREL and help them balance things

  7. Jose Medina says:

    It’s a shame that we in the US have plenty of money to spare, money that we are spending on our notorious event with the open border policy, money that we could give to Israel instead, will be spending on this useless open border project, a project which which promises nothing, leads to nowhere, and an economic time bomb.

  8. Aids were sent to Gaza

  9. Aids were sent to Gaza

  10. Bart Jackson says:

    Hashem; bless Jerusalem, and Prime Minister Netanyahu and all of Israel..

  11. Bart Jackson says:

    Hashem; bless Jerusalem, and Prime Minister Netanyahu and all of Israel..

  12. This is so unfair, Hamas should be made to pay for this war, they started it. All the money we give to Palestinians & Hamas pockets it, they should be forced to hand it over the Israel. No more free $$$ unless they pay for this war they are responsible for.

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