Holocaust survivors protest budget shortage

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December 2, 2012 20:31

 
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Holocaust survivors gathered in front of the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem on Sunday morning to protest the Treasury’s handling of the budget dedicated to The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel, which reimburses survivors’ annual medical expenses.

Last month, the foundation had announced the suspension of financial benefits survivors can receive for their medical needs for the 2012 year due to an overflow of requests and a shortage in the budget allocated to the foundation by the Ministry of Finance.

According to Omri Harush, spokesman of the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Survivors, 9100 applications were responded to in 2012. Since the suspension of the aid, 6000 applications, which have already been approved by the foundation, remain unanswered because of the financial shortage.

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