He added that the considerations behind deciding preparations for citizens and the issuing of instructions during emergencies must strike a balance between the security situation and the desire not to harm normal life.
Immediately after the rocket attacks on Haifa the Home Front Command reissued more severe instructions, telling all residents of Tirat Hacarmel, Haifa, Krayot, Akko, and all northern residents north of Akko, the Amiad Junction, and Carmiel, to enter protected rooms or interior rooms in residential apartments. Residents of the frontline have been told to stay in bomb shelters, while residents of Tel Aviv and northwards have been told to increase their vigilance and be prepared for a rocket attack.
Yesterday the Home Front Command instructed Haifa residents to remain within buildings, not to assemble outdoors, and to go to work only if their places of work is within an enclosed structure.
The Home Front Command decided not to shut down public transportation, which would have avoided a large number of casualties on Sunday.