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  6/29/2014, Tammuz 1, 5774

Gov't to Fund Activities, Escapes for Gaza-Area Youth


Treasurer Ya'ir Lapid and Education Minister Shair Piron decided, Sunday, to allocate 1.5 million shekels ($437,000) for activities during the month of July in Sderot and other Gaza-area localities, including the Ashkelon Coast, Eshkol, Sdot Negerv Sha'ar Hanegev Council regions, in the wake of the recent escalation in terrorist activity. The allocation is a supplement to the ministries' summer school program.

Under the supplement, 6,500 children and older youths will take part in local activities as well as escapes to other parts of the country. Responsibility for the programs will rest with the localities, with the education ministry providing guidance and other help.