Former State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss said Saturday that “though Israel’s home front is better prepared for war now than it was before the second Lebanon War, it is still insufficiently prepared,” according to Walla News.
Speaking at a public gathering marking Tisha B’Av, Lindenstrauss who left his post as State Comptroller just a month ago, said that there was much to be done to ensure public access to bomb shelters, characterizing the problem as “acute.”
Lindenstrauss had addressed the poor state of Israel’s home front preparedness in a series of annual reports since the 2006 war, in which hundreds of missiles and rockets rained on Israel from Lebanon, warning that lack of progress on readying bomb shelters puts tens of thousands of people at risk.
The reports highlighted ongoing discord between different government agencies and local authorities over funding and maintenance responsibilities for public shelters.
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