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        11/27/2012, Kislev 13, 5773

      Top Official Visits South in Effort to Rebuild


      Director-General of the Prime Minister's Office, Harel Locker, who was appointed to the position after operation "Pillar of Defense" on the assurance that he would quickly cater to the needs of the communities affected by the operation, toured Ashdod and border communities near Gaza on Tuesday.

      Locker formulated an initial aid package to local authorities worth 15 million NIS; He has also implemented a plan to make up for the lost school hours children of the south were subjected to and other packages to help the youth of the south. In addition, Locker met with local leaders to discuss ways to encourage economic growth and to attract business to the area.

      Tonight he will meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at his residence, along with municipal leaders from the south.