Israeli Defence Forces Present: Anti-Missile TablesOctober 26, 2006
This ain’t no joke, folks. Due to the enormous amount of missiles being launched at Israel, the IDF has decided to place concrete tables in classrooms across Ashkelon. In the event of a missile launch at Ashkelon, students would be able to hide under their tables.
Sderot, which has been hit significantly more times than Ashkelon, already has fortified classrooms in all their schools.
The problem with Ashkelon, however, is that there are too many schools in the city, therefore making them safe will take years.
Ahskelon schools all have shelters in them, however the ones in the south of the city are old and don’t have enough room for all the students.
The problem in the newer schools isn’t much better, seeing as the shelters are too far away for the children to reach them with the short (under a minute) warning system that is currently in place.
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