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May 22, 2013 10:04 am

Israel Prepares for Massive Chemical Weapons Attack Drill

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IDF soldiers operate during a Home Front Command drill. Photo: wiki commons.

Times of Israel –  The Home Front Command on Wednesday was preparing for a massive military drill next week, to focus on coping with chemical weapons attacks. The nationwide exercise will drill the civilian population as well as military and emergency services.

The exercise was originally scheduled to take place three weeks ago but was postponed due to tension with Syria. The simulation, which is being run in conjunction with the emergency response services, starts Sunday morning as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces a week of national emergency preparedness.

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