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Why doesn't Israel have a robust shelter program?

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Submitted by sully (United States), Nov 2, 2005 at 16:24

I haven't by any means been thorough, but I've done some googling on the subject and it seems that Israel has not developed a robust network of fallout shelters, let alone blast shelters ala the supercautious Swiss model.

I know such a program would be expensive, but surely it would be less expensive than the likely casualties from even a crude nuclear device.

I can appreciate the likely Israeli excellence at programs aimed at air defense and anti-ballistic missile defense, but no such system will ever be perfect.

Why hasn't Israel developed a nationwide network of shelters?

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