Cabinet discusses readiness as Kassams hit South

None hurt in latest attacks; interior minister, justice minister will be instructed to take measures to reinforce homes against missiles.

October 6, 2010 17:05
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Cabinet discusses readiness as Kassams hit South

tracers from kassam rockets 248.88. (photo credit: AP [file] )


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The security cabinet on Wednesday gathered to discuss strengthening the home front's readiness for various emergency scenarios.

Interior Minister Eli Yishai and Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman will be instructed to take the necessary measures for apartment owners to reinforce their buildings against missile attacks and earthquakes.

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During the meeting, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that home front security was yet another example of "bureaucratic obstacles" faced by Israel

"Reinforcing homes is a cogent interest and in the current situation, there is a tangible impediment to the ability to provide citizens with better protection," he said. "Therefore, the Security Cabinet decision must be implemented forthwith."

The meeting was held as two Kassam rockets exploded near the Gaza border on Wednesday, though the attacks caused no casualties or damage.

One exploded in an open field near a kibbutz in the Eshkol region, and another landed on the Palestinian side of the Gaza border fence.

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