Millions of Israelis at risk in earthquake, warns minister

139029584280364685a_bHomefront Defense Minister Gilad Erdan |Photo credit: Yossi Zeliger

More than 800,000 households across Israel do not meet construction safety standards, says Homefront Defense Minister Gilad Erdan • Some 1,600 schools fail to meet the standards • “Responsibility is dispersed between too many authorities,” says Erdan.

Gideon Alon

Millions of Israelis are at risk in the event of an earthquake because of unsafe buildings, Homefront Defense Minister Gilad Erdan warned on Monday.
“Across Israel today, there are more than 800,000 households which do not meet the [construction safety] standards — meaning that millions of citizens are at risk during an earthquake,” Erdan told the Knesset Interior Committee.
“Included among the dangerous structures are 1,600 schools that do not meet the standards,” Erdan said. “The government is not doing its job responsibly, because responsibility is dispersed between too many authorities.”

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