Minister of Pensioners Affairs Rafi Eitan said Thursday that he would work with the Eshel organization to send approximately 2,000 pensioners from Sderot to a weekend vacation on Friday. Pensioners will stay for free at hotels in Jerusalem and near the Dead Sea. The vacations will cost approximately two million shekels.
The Tourism Association and local hotels in Eilat have offered to give 250 residents of Sderot three free days in Eilat hotels, with meals included. The Telran manpower company is offering 40 job positions to Sderot vacationers.