Donated amenities in most of public bomb shelters taken home after war

By
July 12, 2007 01:19

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

At least one philanthropist who outfitted public bomb shelters in the North with TV sets, furniture, air conditioners and other equipment during the Second Lebanon War has come to see the shelters and found the equipment gone. "He was disappointed and hurt," according to Ra'anan Dinur, director-general of the Prime Minister's Office. In a briefing for reporters on what the government has learned and done in the wake of last summer's war, Dinur said Wednesday that expensive equipment in "hundreds" of public shelters - purchased by the government and private donors for many millions of shekels - has "disappeared," apparently taken home by residents when the war ended or otherwise stolen. If there is another war up North, Dinur said, these goods will have to be produced all over again. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's director-general did not say why nothing had been done to prevent the thefts, why the property had not been catalogued or whether any efforts had been made to catch the thieves.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN