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  9/2/2014, Elul 7, 5774

Free Transportation to National Service Volunteers in Eilat


Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz, in response to a request by the Director-General of the National Service program, Sar-Shalom Jerbi, has agreed to a program whereby those volunteering their time in National Service in Eilat will no longer be required to pay for any public transportation.

The program, which starts today (Tuesday), will extend to all forms of public transportation.  The National Service director commented that, "Our volunteers come from all sorts of socio-economic backgrounds, and the travel expenses can be quite a burden on them."