Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu recently ordered the defense system to ensure that personal protection kits, which include gas masks, are distributed to all Israelis, Channel 10 News reported.
Netanyahu’s order comes in the wake of reports that chemical weapons have been used in the Syrian civil war and the recent escalation along Israel’s northern border.
According to the report, only about 42% of Israelis currently possess these kits due to budgetary issues related to the financing for their distribution. Netanyahu has asked to speed up the steps that are necessary to be taken in order to quickly equip 100% of Israelis with gas masks.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.