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        10/28/2013, Cheshvan 24, 5774

      Two Tzfat Schools Closed as Earthquake Hazards

      The Sub-Committee for Emergency Preparedness of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, headed by MK  Eli Yishai (Shas) held a hearing today in the wake of the recent spate of minor earthquake tremors that Israel has experienced over the past two weeks.

      "According to a review conducted by experts in the field of earthquakes, there are about 1,500 schools throughout the country which can be defined as high-risk in the event of an earthquake," commented Dr. Avi Shapira, who heads the National Steering Committee for Earthquake Preparedness.

      The two Tzfat schools in question were considered at a risk level high enough to warrant closing them down and rebuilding them.

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