Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday presented the leaders of Israel’s southern communities adjacent to the Gaza border with a financial plan worth 500 million shekels ($135 million) which will fund a variety of programs for the years 2019-2020.
Netanyahu, along with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot and IDF Southern Regional Commander Hertzl Halevi, met with heads of local authorities heads, at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on Thursday.
“The program, which will be submitted to the government for approval in the coming weeks, includes strengthening emergency medical infrastructure, informal education, welfare services and security grants to assist in the communities’ ongoing functioning. Additionally, subsidies for day care centers will be provided and augmented agricultural quotas, such as for egg and milk production, will be allotted, and more,” a statement from the prime minister’s office read on Friday.
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