'Home Front Command is Prepared for Any Scenario'

"We are working to issue an efficient, reliable and focused warning" in case of any attack, says Home Front Command.Elad Benari, 8/30/2013, 3:13 AM

Report: Israeli Gas Masks For Sale on Ebay

Israeli gas mask kits are showing up at online sales sites like eBay. Officials warn against buying some of them due to safety issuesDavid Lev, 8/29/2013, 12:40 PM

Netanyahu Orders Personal Protection Kits for All Israelis

Prime Minister Netanyahu has ordered to ensure that personal protection kits, which include gas masks, are distributed to all Israelis.Elad Benari, 5/31/2013, 1:14 AM

Golan Heights Residents Calm Amid Chemical War Fears

Golan Heights residents near the Syrian border say “business is as usual” despite nearby bombings; deny reports of gas mask shipments. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/25/2012, 11:09 AM

Israel's Children Learn to Put on Gas Masks

While IDF analysts at the 2012 Herzliya Conference describe the weapons aimed at Israel, instructors teach kids to put on their gas masks.Chana Ya'ar, 2/2/2012, 12:53 PM

Easier Breathing with Advanced New Gas Mask

Israel has a new filter that allows for easy breathing with a gas mask – but budget constraints may leave the old version in circulation.Maayana Miskin, 12/28/2010, 6:03 PM

In Case of Gas War, Shave Beard, Says Home Front

Masks only suffice for 60% of populace. Just 12% of population have masks and remaining masks will be distributed by end of 2011.Gil Ronen, 10/28/2010, 8:38 PM

Home Front Chief: Mask Distribution Failed

'As a national project, the distribution of gas masks failed,' says Major General Yair Golan. Lack of funding cited.Gil Ronen, 7/4/2010, 8:42 PM

Forty Percent Still Don't Have Gas Masks, Lack of Funds Blamed

GOC Home Front Command Yair Golan discusses lessons learned, plans gas mask distribution, text message warnings. Maayana Miskin, 5/30/2010, 9:34 PM

Israel Distributes Gas Masks Nationwide

Israel has begun its nationwide program to distribute gas masks to its citizens through the post office and various distribution stations.Hana Levi Julian, 4/7/2010, 2:35 PM

Israel Post Office Distributes Different Masks

The Israel Postal Company chose Purim, when Jews wear costumes and masks, to launch its distribution of gas masks.Hana Levi Julian, 2/28/2010, 9:55 PM