Israel: Millions allocated to deal with trash problems caused by war

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The Ministry of Environmental Protection issued a call for support for 43 million Shekels (USD 12 million) for special emergency assistance to local authorities throughout the country – the Western Negev cluster in particular – which have suffered an increase in current expenses directed to the collection and removal of waste and its treatment as a result of the Iron Swords War in Gaza.

The ongoing fighting has led to a slight increase in the amount of waste from the local authorities, an increase in waste treatment expenses and added difficulties in financing the increase in expenses. The added expenses are partly due to the workers being called up for military reserve duty, the blocking of roads due to the fighting, the need to add evacuation points to the IDF’s assembly points and a large increase in waste on the territory of authorities that took in evacuees from the Gaza Strip and the northern border.