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Municipalities in Israel Ordered to Start Building Air Raid Shelters

Premier David Ben Gurion made a personal appeal today to every mayor and head of a municipal council in Israel to begin work immediately on the construction of public air raid shelters.

The Premier called each mayor and council head by telephone today to press the urgency of his bid. The government, meanwhile, has already allocated building materials for this purpose and the Ministry of the Interior has appropriated funds for this “vital project.” Building should start within the week.