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Damage from Gaza Missiles Exceeds Israeli Estimates

Damage from Gaza Missiles Exceeds Israeli Estimates

Sunday, 18 November, 2018 - 09:00
Israeli soldiers stand next to armored personnel carriers in a field in southern Israel, near the border with Gaza. (Reuters)
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Direct damage suffered by Israel during the last escalation with the Gaza Strip has exceeded estimates, according to a report published by Israel Hayom newspaper.

Until now, up to 406 compensation applications have been submitted, 317 out of them are for houses and residential apartments, 81 are for vehicles and for are for farms.

Applications are likely to increase in the coming days and compensations would amount to dozen millions of shekels, according to the newspaper.

Israel Hayom added that Ashkelon was most damaged by missiles from where 312 compensation applications have been submitted, 286 out of them are for residential apartments and houses, while 36 are for vehicles.

In Sderot, there are 40 direct damages, 19 out of them are houses and residential apartments and 21 are for vehicles.

Welfare and Labor Minister Haim Katz and National Insurance Institute Director General Meir Spiegler announced the postponement of the date for submitting applications in Gaza until Monday.

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