Gov't approves Gaza border town fortification plan

"Plan will bring security to southern residents," PM says after Palestinians fire 3 Grads at Beersheba, 2 Kassams at Eshkol.

October 28, 2012 12:13
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Israeli child in a bomb shelter

Bomb shelter 390. (photo credit: REUTERS/Amir Cohen)

The government unanimously approved a plan to bolster fortifications for all Israeli localities between 4.5 km and 7 km of the Gaza Strip, according to Israel Radio, as ongoing rocket fire from the Hamas-run enclave once again forced southern residents into bomb shelters.

The plan, proposed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, will cost around NIS 270 million, and the prime minister will have 30 days to determine the source of the funding without bringing the issue for a second government approval.