Government approves NIS 18 billion five-year plan to rehabilitate Gaza border area

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) with ministers and the heads of Gaza border communities, in his office, December 10, 2023. (Prime Minister's Office)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) with ministers and the heads of Gaza border communities, in his office, December 10, 2023. (Prime Minister's Office)

The government approves a NIS 18 billion plan to rebuild, rehabilitate, and restore the Gaza border communities destroyed in Hamas’s October 7 assault on southern Israel.

The framework, known as “Tekuma,” funded from 2024-2028, will be guided by a plan that will be published within 100 days and will “enable the strengthening of the region for local authorities, communities, families, residents, and the entire State of Israel,” according to the Prime Minister’s Office.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says in a statement that “we are building and rehabilitating our communities… we are dealing not only with rebuilding of the communities, the towns, the kibbutzes, but also the goal of causing them to prosper and flourish for generations to come,” including providing assistance to evacuees are investing in education, employment, welfare, agriculture, business and other areas.

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