Siren sounds as nation drills response to missile attack

During ongoing “Turning Point 5” civil defense exercise, evening siren will allow families to practice response at home; security meets in underground bunker at undisclosed location in Judean Hills.

June 22, 2011 11:12
1 minute read.
RESCUE PERSONNEL tend to ‘casualties’ in a drill

Missile Drill 311. (photo credit: ben hartman)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


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.

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 school.

Home Front Command to simulate missile attacks in drill
Civilians to receive SMS during civil defense drill

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 missile attack.

The special “emergency” meeting was scheduled for 8:30 a.m., and the ministers were asked not to bring any advisers or aides.

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.

Home Front 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.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

idf hebron
August 22, 2014
Palestinians throw Molotov cocktail at IDF checkpoint in Hebron


Cookie Settings