News Briefs

  11/1/2007, Cheshvan 20, 5768

IDF Asks for NIS 1 Billion for Gas Masks

IDF officials have asked for NIS one billion in order to complete the purchase of new gas masks.  Officials said the army also needs to repair millions of masks that were recently collected from the public.

Gas masks were distributed in 2003 prior to the Western invasion of Iraq.  Many masks were open, leaving them unfit for future use.  Officials said they would redistribute the masks once they have been repaired.