When these masks were taken 3 years ago their owners were told the masks would be refurbished and returned within 6 months. More like they took the things back because components had expired so they legally had to take them back and they instead of refurbishing them to save money they just stockpiled them. Its only after alot of pressure they have started to do anything and it could take another 5 years for everybody to get a new mask. I would suggest anybody that still has their mask if you want to keep it ready as a form of protection for 50-100 shekel buy a new filter from an army supply store and just keep it sealed in its packaging stored with the mask. When you do get your new mask trade in the old mask and old filter and you will get a new mask and filter and you can keep the one you bought yourself sealed as a spare. If the atropine that came in the kit is well past its use by date then probably not worth keeping dont know what happens to that stuff after time.
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from the article: Israel begins distributing gas masks to citizens