Jerusalem Municipality opens bomb shelters across city

Residents in capital instructed to take cover for 10 minutes if sirens sound; municipality events to continue as planned.

By
July 8, 2014 17:20
Israelis sit in a bomb shelter [illustrative photo

Israelis in Bomb Shelter. (photo credit: Amir Cohen / Reuters)

 
X

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 analyses 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

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The Jerusalem Municipality announced Tuesday evening that it will open public bomb shelters across the capital. In the statement, the municipality also recommended that residents open their private shelters.

“In the case of a siren or explosion, residents should go to the closest protected area within 90 seconds and close all doors and windows and stay indoors for 10 minutes,” the statement read.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


“All residents are asked to continue to listen to instructions from the Home Front Command. As of now, all municipal events will take place as scheduled.”


Jerusalem opened its public bomb shelters after Tel Aviv opened its bomb shelters earlier on Tuesday after the Home Front Commands instructed the Tel Aviv Municipality to open and ready its bomb shelters, Jerusalem

A list of all the shelters can be found on the municipality website www.jerusalem.muni.il.


The Home Front Command instructed the Tel Aviv Municipality to open public bomb shelters in the city.

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

Abu Ubaida
August 28, 2014
Media are Hamas’s main strategic weapons, says visiting US historian

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL