TV: 1 billion shekels printed by Israel held up in plane in Europe

A plane carrying NIS 1 billion in cash, printed in 50-shekel bills in an unnamed European country, is reportedly being held up there as part of a labor dispute between the Defense Ministry and Israel’s treasury, according to Channel 12.

A Defense Ministry employee union is taking the dramatic labor action against the Finance Ministry as part of a fight over their wages, the television report says. The Bank of Israel prints its currency in this unnamed country and its transportation to Israel is overseen and secured by the defense establishment, according to the network.

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