According to Ynet, Israel is distributing gas masks to protect the population against atomic, chemical and biological weapons. It seems like just last year, they were collecting our old ones. Wait, it was. Anyway, 60% of the population is expected to collect the free masks from post offices, or pay NIS 25 per household to have them delivered.
Updated: Gas Mask Distribution Information
So here are my questions, Israeli readers:
- Are you going to get your masks? One friend said that living in Beit Shemesh, she feels pretty safe. In the Gulf War, Tel Aviv and Haifa were the main targets. We live near Tel Aviv.
- Will you tell your kids, and if so, what? Or will you keep the masks out of sight?
I think we’ll get them. I’ll have to tell my older kids where they are, of course. But I think I’ll put off the conversation with the younger ones (8 and 6), unless they ask or the situation changes.
During the first Gulf War, we received a tent for our baby in lieu of a gas mask. Of course, in the end no chemical or biological weapons were fired. Just good, old-fashioned conventional scuds.
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