Because of defense situation changes with Syria dismantling chemical weapons, the gov’t is expected to stop its gas mask distribution program.
Channel 2 reports tonight that in light of the changing security situation – as well as Syria’s initiative to stop its chemical weapons program – the Security Cabinet is expected to stop producing and distributing gas masks.
A rush on gas masks exploded earlier this year after reports surfaced of Syrian chemical weapons use this summer, amid rumors of a possible US strike on the region. In response, the government launched a distribution program to issue gas mask kits to all registered citizens, leaving long lines and expensive ebay listings in its wake.
The distribution program did not reach everyone, however; 40% of Israeli citizens still remain without gas mask kits.
A decision is expected to be reached later this week.
View original Arutz Sheva publication at: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/173888#.UoFdFeKPlgg