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      Archive: 6/27/2012

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        6/27/2012, Tammuz 7, 5772

      Heated Knesset Debates Over Fire Preparedness

      The Internal Affairs and Environment Committee, chaired by Member of Knesset Amnon Cohen, held a very heated discussion about the government's firefighting and rescue preparedness.
      Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, the Fire Services Commissioner, and many Members of Knesset took part in the session. They heard from disgruntled firefighters and witnesses to disasters such as the 2010 Carmel fire which took 44 lives.
      Arson was suspected in Wednesday's fire in Jerusalem.