Discussion on earthquake preparedness
Discussion on earthquake preparednessSpokesperson

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir on Tuesday held a discussion on the preparedness of the Ministry of National Security for earthquakes, with the participation of the Commissioner of Police, the Fire and Rescue Commissioner, and representatives of the Home Front Command, the National Emergency Authority, Magen David Adom, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Defense.

During the discussion, the Minister was presented with the preparation of the government ministries and the emergency and rescue bodies for an initial response following an earthquake.

Minister Ben Gvir said that "the discussion we held this evening shows that the emergency and security bodies of the State of Israel have made significant progress, but they are still not sufficiently prepared for a scenario of an earthquake. There is a significant lack of resources and capabilities of the government ministries and the emergency and rescue units of the State of Israel to deal with emergencies of this type."

"I will hold an urgent discussion on the matter together with the government ministers in charge of these areas and the emergency bodies of the State of Israel, in order to prepare for these events in the best possible manner," he added.