In the coming days Israel’s government will vote on providing grants of up to $136,000 to the veterans of the South Lebanon Army [who fled to Israel during the May 2000 withdrawal], in recognition of their courageous contributions to past IDF operations in Lebanon.
By Lilach Shoval
Veterans of the South Lebanon Army who reside in Israel will soon become eligible for substantial housing assistance, in recognition of their contribution to IDF operations in southern Lebanon prior to the military’s withdrawal from the region in May 2000.
The SLA was dissolved in the summer after the Israeli withdrawal and Israel absorbed some 7,000 SLA veterans and their families. Continue Reading »