Israel grants stipends to WWII North African Jews

( Jews of North African descent who were living under the Nazi regime during World War II will receive an annual stipend from Israel, the Finance Ministry announced on Monday.

Tunisian Jews forced to work by the Nazis in 1942. Credit: Yad Vashem. 

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon announced the grant during a special session hosted by the Knesset's Labor, Welfare, and Health Committee, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Annual payments of NIS 3,600 ($923) will be provided to Jews who emigrated from Morocco, Iraq, and Algeria. Immigrants will also be exempt from paying prescription drugs.

Posted on December 29, 2015 .