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Carmel aftermath: Israel allocates $223 million for preparedness


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israels_carmel_fire/article/carmel_aftermath_israel_allocates_223_million_for_preparedness_20110110

In the wake of the Carmel Forest fire, Israel's government approved more than $223 million for homefront emergency preparedness and disasters. Nearly $100,000 will be allocated to establishing an upgraded national fire service and an aerial firefighting force, according to the bill approved Sunday. The vote was 20 to 3 with one abstention. Interior Minister Eli Yishai opposed the bill, demanding a doubling of the budget for fire services.

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