Security Cabinet Decides to Halt Gas Mask Program


gmaThe Security Cabinet on Sunday morning 18 Shevat 5774 decided to end the distribution of gas mask kits next month in light of the security establishment’s assessment that there has been a significant decline in the threat of chemical weapons being fired at Israel.

After next month, the production of kits will continue on a limited basis but they will not be distributed and will be for use by rescue forces.

A decision regarding equipping the population with kits in the coming years will be made following an additional security establishment assessment to be held by the end of the year.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)