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  7/19/2007, Av 4, 5767

Dinor: Less Money for Protection, More for Attack


Prime Minister’s Office Director General Raanan Dinor has called on the government to abandon the ideal of providing protection to every citizen as officials have requested in Sderot and surrounding towns.  Instead, Dinor said, the money that would have been used for protection can be used for active operations, such as attacks against rocket launchers.

 

Homefront officials said recently that they need at least NIS 600 million to restore national bomb shelters in case of attack.  Completing a system of protection in case of biological or nuclear attack would cost billions more, they said.

 

Dinor has requested further government hearings on the subject of rocket protection.  Members of the Sderot Security Forum criticized Dinor on Thursday, accusing him of deliberately dragging out the process of reinforcing Sderot buildings despite government decisions regarding the matter.