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        12/24/2013, Tevet 21, 5774

      Deri: Finance Ministry Hoarding Billions

      Shas Chairman MK Aryeh Deri, attacked the Finance Ministry following the data exposed by the State Control Committee relating to the size of the reserve budget.

      "Hundreds of thousands of hungry children in Israel, families buckling under the economic burden, but our Finance ministry is quietly hiding billions in reserves," said Deri.

      "Make no mistake, do not believe the excuses, it's not a matter of policy, this breaks a new record here, the Finance Ministry chooses to take bread and milk from the mouths of hungry children without allocating it anywhere."

      Deri points out that "Today as part of a discussion of the State Control Committee chaired by my friend MK Amnon Cohen of Shas these serious findings were revealed."

      He said, "It turns out the ministry hid billions in reserve funds making sure that whoever really needs it, those who do not have money for bread and milk, will not enjoy it."

      "I call on the state comptroller to intervene where logic, heart and compassion have failed and continue what was discovered by MK Amnon Cohen of the State Control Committee and to end this outrageous policy," Deri concluded.