Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee

Emergency Knesset Session Warns Israeli Homes at Earthquake Risk

Some 3,000 families living in the northern city of Tiberias are lacking the proper infrastructure to protect them in the face of a serious earthquake, the city’s mayor, Yossi Ben-David, told participants of an emergency meeting hosted by the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee’s Home-Front Readiness Subcommittee on Thursday.

Israeli soldiers from the Home Front Command search in the rubble of a school during a drill simulating an earthquake in Holon, Israel, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Israel began a five-day civil defense drill, code-named Turning Point 6 on Sunday, putting soldiers, emergency crews and civilians through rehearsals for the …