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Public disaster looms in form of major earthquake in Israel

 

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View of damage caused to a home in the city of Tiberias in northern Israel after earthquakes shook the area, on July 9, 2018. Most buildings are not made to survive such natural disasters.

By Israel Kasnett

(JNS) - Screams pierce the air as the dust clears and survivors begin to emerge from the rubble. More than 10,000 people have been killed and 20,000 more are injured. Thousands of buildings across the country have collapsed. In some areas, there is deathly silence; in others, cries for help can be heard from beneath the debris. The streets are impassable; shattered glass, bricks and chunks of concrete are strewn everywhere. Trees, light poles and electrical wires lie across the ground and where there were once unbroken roads, deep cracks and chasms now threaten cars and pe...



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