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  Adar 3, 5772 , 26/02/12

Ministers Endorse Supplement for Pre-State POWs

The Ministerial Legislative Committee endorsed, Sunday, a bill by Member of Knesset Zeev Elkin, providing an additional cash grant to those who fought in the underground and were taken prisoner before the modern-day Israel's independence.

According to Elkin, "Released POWs who fought in the underground deserve that Israel worry about their welfare. The state has decided to give back even a little bit of what it owes them. I hope that the Knesset will pass the law quickly so that these heroes will be able to realize their due from the state they fought for."

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