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Israelis under fire from Gaza are on vacation

Apparently, that has been the position of the Finance Ministry for the past six years. Parents who stayed at home with their children because school classes were canceled due to rocket attacks were deemed to have used their vacation days.

Following an uncharacteristically sensible intervention by the Histadrut, the government agreed to compensate both public and private employees for lost wages instead of pretending that they took vacation to spend it with their families under fire.

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