Israel

PM orders expedited economic development next to Gaza

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu instructed Acting Director-General Ronen Peretz of the Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday to advance a government decision on expedited economic development and the establishment of industrial and employment zones for the communities in the area adjacent to the Gaza Strip, and to evaluate the establishment of a development authority – within the PMO – for the area.

Meeting with local authority heads from the area, Netanyahu also directed that action be taken to expand the professions taught at the college in Sderot, including engineering.