Businesses in South lose NIS 180m.

The Gaza operation put 15,000 trade and services businesses in the South under great strain as output and production levels declined.

Trade and services companies in the South have suffered damages of about NIS 180 million as a result of Operation Cast Lead. The operation put 15,000 trade and services businesses in the South (including Ashdod and Ashkelon but excluding Beersheba) under great strain as output and production levels declined.