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Israel to hold nationwide missile attack drill

Security forces, rescue services to participate Tuesday in massive drill simulating conventional and unconventional terror attacks across country, in order to implement lessons learned from war in Lebanon. Siren to be sounded in south, center of Israel at 2 p.m.

Efrat Weiss
Latest Update: 03.20.07, 09:01 / Israel News

The Home Front Command and all of Israel's rescue services will hold a first-of-its-kind drill Tuesday across the country simulating conventional and unconventional terror attacks and missile strikes in different areas.

 

At 2 p.m., a siren will be sounded in most areas of the country. The siren will last 90 seconds and will be heard from southern Israel to Hadera. The Home Front Command decided not to sound the siren in the north and in Gaza vicinity communities in order not to cause panic.

 

The drill is aimed at examining the Home Front's preparedness for different emergency scenarios.

 

The forces will implement lessons learned from the second Lebanon war. Among the scenarios: A missile hitting a building in Netanya, causing the three-story house to collapse, and a missile landing at the Reading Power Station in Tel Aviv, causing a large number of casualties.

 

The rescue services will be dispatched to other "missile landing" areas in Petah Tikva and in a Jaffa community center. In Be'er Sheva a drill will be held simulating a "mega-terror attack," simultaneous to a heavy barrage of rockets in southern Israel, causing many injuries.

 

For further information on the drill, please call the Home Front Command and the Israel Police's joint information center at 1207.

 

First Published: 03.19.07, 00:37

 

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