The Amit school network of national religious schools has decided to have a moment of silence and prayer in solidarity with Sderot every time a Kassam triggers the "Red Dawn" alert system. The network's administration decided that all students in all their schools would pause, reflect and say Psalms to pray for the welfare of the Sderot residents. Dr. Amnon Eldar, director-general of the Amit network, said in a statement, "We are with the students of Sderot, their families and their teachers, throughout, and we embrace them warmly. As a sign of solidarity with the children of Sderot, whose studies are interrupted, sometimes several times a day, we have decided to stop the studies in every school in the network every time the alarm goes off in Sderot. We will stop, reflect, identify with, and even read Psalms together for the well-being of the residents of Sderot." Eldar added that the entire Amit staff would stop, not just the students. Amit said this was another step in the intensive joint projects the network has undertaken with Sderot. Sderot's students have been hosted at Amit's youth villages in other parts of the country, and have taken part in camps and other activities as well. Amit runs over 70 educational institutions all over the country from elementary school through higher education. Over 20,000 students study in its institutions.