Netanyahu Orders Personal Protection Kits for All Israelis

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israel-gas-maskIsraeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu recently ordered the defense system to ensure that personal protection kits, which include gas masks, are distributed to all Israelis, Channel 10 News reported.

Netanyahu’s order comes in the wake of reports that chemical weapons have been used in the Syrian civil war and the recent escalation along Israel’s northern border.

According to the report, only about 42% of Israelis currently possess these kits due to budgetary issues related to the financing for their distribution. Netanyahu has asked to speed up the steps that are necessary to be taken in order to quickly equip 100% of Israelis with gas masks.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.

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  1. reality check -Were you there? Did you actually experience the first Gulf War in Eretz Yisroel, and have personal problems with gas masks? Or are you just mouthing off from the safety of the US? This is one of those issues where if your own neck isn’t on the line, you’d best not comment. Only those people who are potentially in danger personally have a right to criticize, snarkily or otherwise.

    I know – I lived through the Yom Kippur War in EY, and most of those who commented afterward from their safe havens in NY hadn’t a clue about what actually happened.

    Walk the walk – make aliyah and actually live in EY – or quit talking.

  2. Only Israeli citizens (with a teudat zehut) can get the masks for free. An American citizen with a visa is not entitled to a free mask, but can still buy one.

  3. they are only issuing now for citizens, BUT, if the preparedness escalates ch”v for war, they WILL distribute as well for tourists, students etc. Reason being practical, that citizens are expected to be here and keep them for the long haul, while tourists/students come and go, so if/when there’s a need, they distribute to whichever foreigners are there now (ie. Gulf War) for most accurate distribution.

    Halevay we should never need them!!


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