New bill transfers responsibility for bomb shelters

August 9, 2012 18:18


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The Home Front Command and local authorities are no longer responsible for inspecting bomb shelters throughout the country, according a bill approved for its second and third plenum Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee decision this week.

MK Arye Eldad (National Union) is planning a one-man filibuster for when the amendment to the Citizens' Defense Law is brought to a vote, submitting hundreds of objections to the legislation.

The bill ostensibly transfers responsibility for supervising shelters from the Home Front Command to local authorities. However, the language of the legislation says that local authorities "are permitted" to inspect shelters, not that they must

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