Israeli soldiers in chemical weapons drill 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Authorities will hold a chemical attack drill in Jerusalem next week, the
Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday.
The drill was planned in advance
and is part of the defense establishment's annual working plan, the Ministry
added in a statement. It is part of a series of exercise to improve the
country's ability to deal with unconventional terrorism. "The drill... is not
tied to any current developments," the Defense Ministry stressed.
be held in Jerusalem, the exercise will see government ministries link up with
the Israel police, Magen David Adom paramedics, the Fire and Rescue Service, the
Home Front Command, the Ein Kerem Medical Center, and the Jerusalem
Residents of the capital will see heavier than usual
traffic of emergency vehicles.
The Defense Ministry has overall
jurisdiction over unconventional terrorism incidents.