(JNS.org) Independent of the implications of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons stockpile, the Israel Defense Forces has been equipping Israeli hospitals with the ability to deal with chemical attacks for three years now, the Jerusalem Post reported.
“We train a lot for chemical weapons,” the Post quoted an IDF Home Front Command source as saying. “This is our business, and only ours. There is no room for error.”
Hospital staffers are trained by the IDF to tackle incidents as severe as “mega-mass casualty incidents” involving 1,000 or more injuries—exercises that, according to the report, are unrelated to current events in Syria and elsewhere.