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Israeli parliament approves amended budget to ensure continuation of war

The Israeli parliament announced on Wednesday that it has given its final approval to an amended state budget for the year, in order to continue funding the war on Gaza. 

The newly amended budget adds tens of billions of extra shekels to spending on defence and compensation to households and businesses affected by the 7 October attack. 

The decision came after two days of intense debate in parliament.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party welcomed the vote, adding that it will “guarantee the continuation of the war until complete victory”.