Friday, October 29, 2010

(NEWS) IDF: No Gas Masks For 40% Of Israelis In 2012

"Bomb shelters, siren systems in disrepair due to budget cuts, IDF Home Front Command chief says.

According to official Home Front Command data, only 16% of Israel's population has received gas mask protection kits so far. By the end of 2012, when all available protection kits are expected to be distributed, only 60% of the population will have received one as result of budget cuts, the army said.

A report presented by Home Front Command Chief Major-General Yair Golan to the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Thursday shows that when the current order of protection kits is completed, the production lines will close. In order to reopen them, the price of each kit would have to be doubled."

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