Archive: 7/31/2013
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  7/31/2013, Av 24, 5773

Communities to Assist Each Other During Emergencies


The Knesset unanimously approved a bill to amend the Municipal Ordinance allowing local authorities to act in an emergency outside of their designated territories. The amendment will allow for authorized cooperation between different communities regardless of what municipality they come from. The bill was initiated by Interior Minister Gideon Saar (Likud - Yisrael Beiteinu). The bill was seen as necessary due to the fear that certain municipality may not have the resources to attend to potential victims.