Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry to give southern businesses special benefits
Among manufacturing facilities within 40 kilometers of the Gaza Strip alone economic losses are estimated at NIS 200 million, the Manufacturers Association says.
Business sector sources say the loss to enterprises in the south during the Israel Defense Forces' eight-day Pillar of Defense operation in the Gaza Strip was about NIS 625 million. Although most of that is indirect loss rather than property damage, five manufacturing plants in southern Israel suffered direct hits from Palestinian rocket fire. Other manufacturers suffered indirect damage due to a drop in sales...
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