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  5/5/2013, Iyar 25, 5773

Haifa Ups Preparedness due to Northern Tensions


Mayor Yonah Yahav of Haifa ordered the city's situation room and the rest of the municipality to increase their emergency readiness, Sunday, against the backdrop of tensions along Israel's northern borders. The order followed a special assessment of the situation.

Yahav said, "The experience we accumulated during the Second Lebanon War shows that the municipality is the body that the residents turn to during emergencies, and we must prepare accordingly." He continued "In order to meet the challenges we may face, we established - among other things - a new operations room which will allow security forces to operate, even in extreme conditions."