Israel will halt almost all of its gas mask production due to a decline in the threat of a gas or chemical attack.
The line of people waiting for gas masks was long and Hayoum stepped away to run errands. She returned in the afternoon to find hundreds of Israelis crowding under a hot sun on the building’s wide steps, some holding umbrellas and others food.
Israel has a shortage of gas masks to protect civilians from chemical attack. There’s plenty of them for sale in New York, but they serve a very different purpose: Bongs.