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$7,147,000 Spent on Defense Measures in Jordan Valley Settlements Since War

The Israeli Ministries of Housing and Defense have spent nearly $7,147,000 since the Arab-Israel War on defense measures in 19 Jordan Valley settlement which are within range of Jordanian artillery, Housing Minister Mordechai Bentov said while visiting Beisan and Jordan Valley communities.

The minister said these efforts included construction of shelters and replacing tile roofs by reinforced concrete roofs, especially on children’s homes, and promised that work on uncompleted projects would be speeded up.