Schools in range of rockets to be fortified
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Schools in range of rockets to be fortified

Home Front Defense Minister promises NIS 30 million for Gaza-area communities

A Netivot resident holds the remains of a rocket, fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. (photo credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90)
A Netivot resident holds the remains of a rocket, fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. (photo credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90)

Home Front Defense Minister Avi Dichter has authorized NIS 30 million for the fortification of schools between 7 and 15 kilometers away from the Gaza Strip. That band of territory has proved to be within range of rocket fire that has escalated in recent days.

The decision was announced Tuesday, following a request from the IDF. The funds will serve primarily schools in the Eshkol and Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Councils.

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