Published on Jun 11, 2012 by infolivetvenglish : The Ministerial Committee on Home Front Affairs is set to discuss a plan for a mass evacuation in the event of a missile attack. According to the plan, entire cities will be moved to southern Israel around Eilat and the Arava area. One source at the Home Front Protection Ministry said that towns near Ariel may also serve as temporary evacuation centers. The plan also applies to cases of natural disasters at the national level and is a reworking of one of Israel's contingency plans. According to the plan, citizens of central and northern Israel will be housed in schools, educational establishments and even boarding schools, bed and breakfasts and hotels in cases of national emergency. Home Front Protection Minister Matan Vilnai said that after a briefing from the national security adviser, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu green-lighted the plan. It will be introduced to various government ministers after being approved by the ministerial committee. The plan is estimated to cost hundreds of millions of shekels.