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        1/20/2014, Shevat 19, 5774

      Economics Committee to Discuss Gas Balloon Tragedy

      The Knesset Economics Committee has scheduled a special meeting for next week to examine the safe use of natural gas in the home, following the gas-balloon explosion in Jerusalem's Gilo neighborhood, Sunday evening, which killed three, injured 14 and displaced a number of families due to damage to their homes.

      Committee Chairman Avishai Braverman responded to the tragedy by saying, "The committee will look at the steps taken by gas companies to ensure proper gas supply. as well as supervision of the gas companies, so as to make every effort to such incidents from recurring."