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Israelis Buying Gas Masks on eBay

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

A number of Israelis, frustrated by long lines at gas mask distributing centers, have turned to eBay to purchase them for protection in the event of a chemical or gas attack on Israel by Syria.

Security officials have said the likelihood of such an attack is low but nevertheless have opened Home Front Command stations to distribute masks and replace those that are  not out of date. In eBay, some masks sold by suppliers of military surplus equipment, are going for more than $100 each.

Israeli Requests for Gas Mask Kits Rise over Syria Fears

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Requests by Israeli citizens for gas mask kits have risen fourfold in recent days as concern over events in Syria has increased.

Citizens have been visiting post offices throughout the country to pick up their Atomic Biological Chemical protective kits, or ABC kits, over fears of the threat of a chemical weapon attack from Syria or Iran.

Approximately 60 percent of Israelis currently possess gas masks, but  a budget allocation of $362 million is necessary for 2014 in order to equip the remaining citizens, according to reports.

Hundreds of Syrians were killed last week in eastern Damascus suburbs by an alleged chemical weapons attack by the government army.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/israeli-requests-for-gas-mask-kits-rise-over-syria-fears/2013/08/25/

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