The state alleged Monday evening that there is no law forcing it to fortify houses in Sderot against Kassam rockets in a response to a petition filed by 30 of the southern city's residents.
In its reply, the state also claimed that the fortification issue could have great impact on Israel's image and its deterrence abilities.
"Even if the government decides not to fortify homes in Sderot, this is an issue that is outside of the court's area of jurisdiction," the reply read.
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