Yishai: Gas finding profits should go to welfare, housing

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 19, 2011 10:59

Interior Minister Eli Yishai on Wednesday said that Shas supports in principle the conclusions of the Sheshinski Committee, but practical support of the conclusions will come only on the condition that earning from the gas and oil findings will be used for housing, welfare, the state medicine basket, and assistance for soldiers who've completed their mandatory army service.

Yishai said he would like to know more about the education fund that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promised to create from the gas profits.

Finance Ministry Director Haim Shani called on Knesset members to approve as fast as possible the bill on the Sheshinski Committee recommendations.

Shani told Israel Radio that acknowledgment of the recommendations is a critical component of the gas project and the rules of the game need to be advanced as soon as possible.


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