The IDF Home Front Command launched its first
centralized operations center on Tuesday in southern Israel.
will coordinate the activities of four Home Front Command search-and-rescue
battalions and will spring into action in any mass casualty emergency or
unconventional attack incident.
Maj.-Gen. Eyal Eizenberg, commander of
the Home Front Command, said at a ceremony to mark the center’s opening,
“Threats and challenges to the home front are rising, and the home front is
turning into a front. In an emergency, the center will receive responsibility
for an operational arena, and will provide an answer to search and rescue
incidents and unconventional incidents.
It will help the population and
carry out every required mission.”