Missile Drill 311.
(photo credit: ben hartman)
An air siren sounded throughout the country on Wednesday as part of the ongoing
“Turning Point 5” nationwide civil defense exercise. The first siren was heard at 11 in
the morning, with an additional siren scheduled for 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 met 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 met is meant for the prime minister and his cabinet in case of a
The special “emergency” meeting was scheduled for 8:30
a.m., and the ministers were 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.