Israel Navy demands NIS 3 billion for protection of gas rigs

10.07.2012                      20.Tammus. 5772

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Israel Navy demands NIS 3 billion for protection of gas rigs

Under navy's plan, four warships and hundreds of soldiers would be mobilized to protect Mediterranean natural gas platforms.

Israel's defense establishment is demanding a one-time budget increase of nearly NIS 3 billion to cover its plan to protect the country's natural gas platforms, located in the Mediterranean Sea.

The plan, which has already been approved by Defense Minister Ehud Barak and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, calls for adding four new warships to Israel's naval fleet and deploying hundreds of soldiers in the area….