Small businesses suffer in rocket-plagued south

Small business owners and employees in Ashkelon were unimpressed after Finance Minister Yair Lapid approved on Wednesday funding for indirect damages to businesses harmed by the security situation.

“What a downturn. I used to have no time to breathe there were so many customers. This really hurt us.

People are afraid to come – I understand it. People won’t even go to the bank. It’s stressful,” Shalom Moshe, manager of a minimarket in Ashdod’s Shimshon neighborhood, said.

Then, Moshe turned back to “Tehillim against tillim” – “Psalms to protect from rockets.” Continue reading

Shalom Moshe reads “Tehillim against tillim” (psalms against missiles) in an empty kiosk in Ashkelon


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