Homefront Defense Minister Avi Dichter dedicated, Monday morning, the new fortified Shikma high school and Nofim school on the grounds of Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, in the Ashkelon Coast Council region, north of Gaza.
Dichter told the students, "It is my hope that the fortified structures that have been built here will only be used for fun and learning and not as a shelter from missiles." Accompanied by representatives of the ministry and the Israel Defense Forces' Homefront Command, he ended his remarks by saying, "Apply yourselves to your studies. We'll apply ourselves to defense. That's how the job is divided."