Gov't to allocate money for security rooms for Gaza perimeter residents

The government will allocate money to complete the construction of security rooms for all 8,000 families living in a radius of 4.5 kilometers from the Gaza Strip, it informed the High Court of Justice on Sunday. The state's representative, Attorney Aner Hellman, asked the court to give it until December 10 to submit a definitive statement after the cabinet meets on Sunday to approve the decision. The funding, estimated at about NIS 500 million, will be allocated as part of a government emergency program to cope with an anticipated recession as a result of the world economic crisis. In February, the government allocated funding to build security rooms for 3,000 of the 8,000 families.