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As tension with Iran rises, Israel Security Cabinet moves underground

Israel’s Security Cabinet has begun holding its weekly meetings in a secure underground complex in Jerusalem, according to reports on Tuesday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Security Cabinet members get a tour with the North Front Command in the Golan Heights, on Feb. 6, 2018. Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Security Cabinet members get a tour with the North Front Command in the Golan Heights, on Feb. 6, 2018. Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO.

Israel’s Security Cabinet has begun holding its weekly meetings in a secure underground complex in Jerusalem, according to reports on Tuesday.

As tensions between Israel and Iran continue to escalate, the top-level group of 11 senior ministers headed by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu are now meeting in the National Management Center, an underground facility first utilized in 2011 to train for a national crisis. The bunker is situated beneath Jerusalem’s government complex and contains command facilities and living quarters.

According to Israel’s Channel 10 news, the move was made in order to prevent any leaks of information, in order to protect sensitive government dealings from spying attempts by hostile foreign parties.

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