Resident surveys damaged house in Eshkol region 370.
(photo credit:Ben Hartman)
A senior source in the Jewish Agency told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday night
that the organization would be providing NIS 40 million in funding for the
government’s plan to fortify homes close to the Gaza Strip.
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced on Wednesday that the government will
fortify 1,800 homes and public buildings within 7 km. of the Gaza Strip to
protect them from Palestinian rocket and mortar fire.
The Jewish Agency
said that it will be transferring the money through its subsidiary organization
Amigor, which provides and manages public housing around the country.
money is being directed from a special fund created for the purposes of home
fortification in the South.
The cabinet is expected to decide on the
issue on Sunday.
Fortification for homes until now was extended to
communities lying within 4.5 km. of Gaza, but will now be extended to the 26
community urban centers within a 7 km. radius of the Strip.
entire project is expected to cost between NIS 220m. and NIS
270m.Herb Keinon contributed to this report.
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