Israeli Army Raises Rent Subsidy for Soldiers for First Time in 22 Years

Belated decision to add 260 shekels a month will help thousands, among them 'lone' soldiers, who receive financial support from army.

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The Israel Defense Forces is increasing the rent subsidy it pays to eligible soldiers by 260 shekels ($70) a month, from 1,046 shekels to 1,300 shekels. This is the first increase in the subsidy in 22 years.