Xinhua News Agency, Jerusalem, December 14th (Reporter Zhang Tianlang, Lu Yingxu) The Knesset passed an additional war budget of 25.9 billion shekels (about 7 billion US dollars) on December 14th with 59 votes in favor and 44 votes against.
This supplementary budget will be used to pay for the expenses related to the armed conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas). In addition to the direct defense expenditure, it also includes the payment of allowances to reservists and the provision of temporary accommodation for border residents evacuated to safe areas.
After the supplementary budget is passed, Israel’s total national budget in 2023 will reach 510 billion shekels (about 138.4 billion US dollars). (End)