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Gov’t ‘too early’ on quiet in south — Lapid

In a visit to the southern city of Sderot, Finance Minister Yair Lapid concedes that perhaps the government’s reassurances that quiet had been restored in the south were slightly premature.

“The first role of the Israeli government is to provide security for its citizens. Perhaps it was too early to declare the quiet that had not yet come.”

Lapid adds that the treasury will do its utmost to compensate the southern residents.

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