About 80 localities with 500,000 Israelis did not hear a single incoming rocket siren during the last round of violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Earlier, rocket sirens were heard in Gaza Border communities and the southern city of Sderot.
The drills, taking place in the mornings of November 26-28, have alerts that display the names of municipalities and/or areas within municipalities, not just general areas.
Normally, the “tzeva adom” (red alert) sirens are activated by region.
Security cameras outside the home of the Handeli family in Rehovot last week revealed a state of confusion that could pass as a state of mind.
Of course, when I’m rude enough to ask, you’ll condemn the rocket fire – but where were you? Where are you, really?
The moment provided a bit of comic relief during the somber Memorial Day atmosphere.
"No one should have to wake up from the sound of a siren."
The official Home Front Command application only permits users to receive alerts in three communities at most, preventing residents from being made aware of sirens across the Gaza border community.