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August 8, 2013 8:45 am

40% of Israelis Lack Gas Masks; 52% in Tel Aviv Lack Bomb Shelters

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Damage from a Gaza rocket attack on Israel. Photo:WordfromJerusalem.com.

The Jerusalem Post – In 2009, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered state agencies to speed up the distribution of gas masks to citizens who had yet to receive them. The premier didn’t bother to check how much money would be needed for such an endeavor. He made do with giving the order. Yesterday it became apparent that the order got no further than his room.

Forty percent of Israel’s citizens do not have gas masks. What’s needed is NIS 1.3 billion in order to supply them with gas masks in addition to NIS 300 million for maintaining and refurbishing them every year. That’s a lot of money. Where will it come from? You guessed right – out of our pockets.

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