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  7/15/2014, Tammuz 17, 5774

Lapid: No New Taxes, Unless War Continues Much Longer


In an interview with Channel Ten Monday night, Finance Minister Yair Lapid said that it was unlikely that the costs of Operation Protective Edge would have much of an effect on the state budget – unless the operation continued for much longer.

“We don't count the bills during wartime, but it does not appear that this operation will have a long-term effect on the economy. We have arranged for money to pay for the operation from within the current budget,” Lapid said.