IDF home front drill 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Air sirens will sound throughout the country on Wednesday as part of the ongoing
“Turning Point 5” nationwide civil defense exercise. Sirens will sound at 11 in
the morning and again at 7 in the evening.
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The IDF Home Front Command
decided to add an extra siren in the evening in this year’s exercise so families
will be able to practice how they respond to missile attacks while at home
together – not only in the morning when people are either at work or in
The security cabinet is scheduled to meet in an underground
bunker somewhere in the Judean Hills on Wednesday as part of the country’s
large-scale war simulation drill.
The undisclosed location where the
ministers will meet is meant for the prime minister and his cabinet in case of a
The special “emergency” meeting is scheduled for 8:30
a.m., and the ministers have been asked not to bring any advisers or
Meanwhile, on Tuesday – as part the same war drill – dozens of the
country’s spokespeople from a variety of government and security bodies
simulated how they are to act in time of mass missile attacks.
Defense Minister Matan Vilna’i, who took part in the exercise, emphasized the
importance of carrying out public diplomacy during times of war, saying that
today the battle in the media is no less important than that at the front.