Israel Completes Security Measures on Seafront Near Lebanese Border

The Israel Defense Force has completed the installation of new security measures along the seafront from the Lebanese border southward. The new measures were taken in response to the Arab terrorist attack in Nahariya last week in which the terrorists arrived by way of the sea. Special equipment to discover terrorist penetration is included.

In addition, the army has named a special officer to be in charge of the coast area from Acre, north of Haifa, to the Lebanese border. This was revealed during a visit paid to the coastal installation by Gen. Mordechai Gur, Chief of Staff, and senior officers. The group included commanders of the various emergency units such as the police, civil defense guards, Mogen David Adom and the fire brigade.

During the visit a decision also was made to appoint an officer to investigate the handling of the terrorist attack in Nahariya. Residents have complained of the lack of information from the police or other competent authorities on how to act during such an emergency. There were also complaints of inadequate street lighting in some sections of the town.

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