Knesset, Hadassah hold drill of military scenarios

By JUDY SIEGEL
May 30, 2013 02:31

Security and medical staff work together with Home Front Command and Magen David Adom.




A DRILL at the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba tests responses to a chemical weapons attack.

chemical weapons drill370 . (photo credit:IDF Spokesperson )

The Knesset participated in a Home Front Command drill on Wednesday, simulating what would happen if a missile struck outside the Knesset and dozens were wounded.

Knesset security and medical staff worked together with the Home Front Command and Magen David Adom.

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“The Knesset has a highquality force that is prepared and trained to take care of this kind of event until outside forces take over,” Knesset Security Officer Yosef Grif said. “We are responsible for a very large place, and I am sure we will give the best response.”

Meanwhile, Hadassah University Medical Center on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem held a chemical warfare drill with the hospital staff “treating” 115 “wounded.”

Supervised by the IDF’s Home Front Command and the Health Ministry, the exercise was coordinated by hospital director-general Dr.

Osnat Levtzion-Korach and watched by Health Minister Yael German and Hadassah Women’s Zionist Organization of America national president Marcie Natan.

The soldiers, as well as human-sized dolls, were washed down with water before they were treated by medical staffers wearing special protective gear. The drill was deemed a success.


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