Half of Israel’s hotel rooms filled with Gaza war evacuees

JERUSALEM: Half of Israeli resort rooms are getting used to deal with households evacuated from communities close to the Gaza Strip, the place an Oct. 7 rampage by Hamas gunmen triggered a cross-border struggle, the pinnacle of the Israel Resort Affiliation mentioned on Monday.
Israel has 56,000 resort rooms and 28,000 are being offered to evacuees with the state footing the invoice, mentioned affiliation chief govt Yael Danieli.
She informed a parliamentary panel debating compensation for residents impacted by the struggle that a further 27,000 from border cities close to Lebanon have been anticipated. The Israeli-Lebanon border has seen a rise in hostilities because the Gaza war rages.
These residents want meals and different welfare help from the state, Danieli added.
International tourism has dried up since Oct. 7 with many international locations working flights to repatriate their residents after most business airways suspended flights to Tel Aviv.
The Dan Resort chain mentioned its resorts in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Herzliya have been getting used for evacuees whereas rival Isrotel mentioned its resorts within the Crimson Sea resort of Eilat have been housing displaced households.
Yogev Gardos, Israel’s funds director, mentioned the nation’s preliminary response was to finance the army’s wants and now it will flip to the financial system as an entire.
“Inside just a few days we are going to give very sweeping grants to all the financial system, with an overview that won’t present full compensation for 100% of the financial harm as a result of the state can’t stand up to this,” he informed the committee.

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