J'lem light rail survives simulated terror attack

There were ambulances, smoke, helicopters, torn clothing but none of the shocked and terrorized faces of the real thing.

July 26, 2012 04:32
‘victims’ of a simulated light rail attack

‘victims’ of a simulated light rail attack 370. (photo credit: Judy Siegel-Itzkovich)


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There were ambulances, smoke, sirens, bandages, helicopters, red-stained and torn clothing, doctors, policemen, soldiers and firemen at Mount Herzl – but none of the shocked and terrorized faces of the real thing.

The first comprehensive exercise simulating an attack on the Jerusalem Light Rail proved a success on Wednesday morning, providing training for novice medical staffers and teaching the veterans new lessons on how to improve their performance in an authentic mass catastrophe.

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