Cabinet approves extension of Gaza evacuees' eligibility for housing

July 12, 2009 15:06

The cabinet on Sunday approved a proposal to extend the eligibility of families that were evacuated from the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria in 2005 to live in temporary housing. Prime Minister's Office Director-General Eyal Gabai said that "even though four years have passed since the disengagement, over 90 percent of evacuees have yet to move into permanent housing." "The government has a moral obligation to complete the mission. Therefore, the prime minister has instructed me to work towards a systematic solution, as well as providing a response to concrete problems," Gabai said. "In the context of dealing with the concrete problems, there is - in the decisions submitted for cabinet approval - provision for extending the eligibility for temporary housing, and budgetary assistance for students in the upcoming academic year," the official concluded.

Related Content

Breaking news
February 25, 2018
IOC executive recommends Russia not fly flag at closing ceremony


Israel Weather
  • 9 - 22
    Beer Sheva
    10 - 19
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 9 - 17
    10 - 17
  • 13 - 26
    11 - 21