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The Ashkelon parent's committee announced Tuesday that ten schools will not take part in Wednesday's Home Front drill because of a report that it would be dangerous to stay in the schools during a missile attack.
The Home Front Command established that the school buildings had faulty roofing.
Committee chairman Yaron Jibley said that the children do not need a
drill to know how to hide underneath a desk, which is what they were
forced to do during actual missile attacks in the past.
A petition from the parents and the city of Ashkelon against the State
and the Defense Ministry is currently being reviewed in the Supreme
The Defense Ministry promised NIS 22 million to build bomb shelters at
10 schools and 22 preschools.
An advisor to Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilna'i was quoted by Israel
Radio as saying that it is a shame that the parents are choosing not to
participate in the drill in order to raise awareness on the issue.
Vilna'i is expected to meet with the mayor of Ashkelon next week to
discuss the issue.