Israel has developed means of detecting and intercepting non-conventional
weapons, OC Home Front Command Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan announced on
“We are not aware of non-conventional weapons in the hands of
Hizbullah and we do not know about such intentions, but there are preparations
for this type of situation,” he said.
Golan spoke at the launch of the
annual Home Front Command information campaign, aimed at getting people to
identify protected spaces to keep them safe during any rocket
Officials at the Home Front Command said the campaign was
routine and was unrelated to any current events or security
The public campaign will take the form of leaflets sent to
homes that will inform residents how long they have to enter protected spaces
from the moment an enemy missile is fired at their area.
which will also be available in English, will contain instructions on choosing
protected spaces, a list of recommended equipment to place in the spaces, and a
“defensive zone map” showing how long each of the country’s regions will have
from the time a rocket is fired to the time it strikes.
The campaign will
also be promoted through TV ads starring actress Tiki Dayan, which employ humor
to raise awareness, as well as a Facebook page. A TV ad tailored for children
will also be broadcast.
Golan added that the Iron Dome anti-rocket
system, aimed at intercepting short-range projectiles, would become operational
in around a month.