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Sirens sounded at 11 a.m.
Wednesday morning throughout Israel, announcing the peak of the
Home Front Command's emergency preparedness drill.
ready for chemical attack'Col.
Chilik Soffer, head of the Population Department in the Home Front
Command said regarding the drill that "every
the world trains for emergency scenarios like earthquakes and fires.
Here in Israel we train for those, as well as for enemy attacks."
Residents were asked to move to the nearest shelter when the alarm was sounded, and to remain there
for ten minutes. Hundreds of deaf citizens in the center of the country also received page warnings to special beepers to notify them of the
sounding of the emergency siren, Channel 2 reported.