Govt. approves $10 million for southerners affected by Israeli shelling
The Council for South Lebanon will pay around $10 million in compensations to the south Lebanon residents affected by the Israeli bombardment that has taken place since October 8.
The move was approved during Wednesday’s caretaker Cabinet session.
The decision came after two-day communication between caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Hezbollah MP Hassan Fadlallah, al-Akhbar newspaper said.
According to the decision, owners of totally destroyed homes will get $40,000 each (paid in three installments) and owners of partially damaged homes will get $11,000 each while the wounded and the families of the dead will get sums ranging between $10,000 and $20,000.
The owners of damaged cars, livestock and agricultural crops will also be compensated, according to the head of the Council for South Lebanon, Hashem Haidar.