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        1/15/2014, Shevat 14, 5774

      21 Million NIS for IDF Anthrax Vaccine Test Victims

      Yeshiva World News reports, in an agreement reached with the Defense Ministry, the latter will pay 21 million NIS to a fund assisting IDF soldiers who were used in an anthrax experiment during their service, after having developed medical symptoms and side effects. Each of the 716 participants in the voluntary experiment will be awarded 27,000 NIS as per the agreement reached and accepted by a district court.

      The “Omer 2” program, says Yeshiva World News, refers to IDF experimentation fifteen years ago as the nation was concerned with threats of missiles armed with anthrax warheads. Hundreds of soldiers from different units took part in the program. The case has been in the district court for six years until the agreement was reached.