News Briefs

  1/27/2013, Shevat 16, 5773

Government to Approve Aid for Storm Victims

The government is expected to approve Sunday an eight million shekel aid package to assist those impacted by the major rainstorm at the beginning of the month. The package would give partial compensation to homeowners whose property sustained damage not covered by insurance.

The bill noted that compensation would be given with the goal of making homes livable, a necessity due to “special circumstances,” and not to encourage property owners not to purchase insurance.