IOF to train Israelis in largest missile drill yet

[ 19/06/2011 – 11:41 AM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation force (IOF) began a five-day drill on Sunday morning that will include all rescue forces as well as the educational institutions, ministries and some 80 local authorities.

Israeli radio reported that the drill conducted by the Home Front Command is slated to train for dealing with various scenarios of attack. On Wednesday, sirens will be heard throughout Israel.

The drill includes a scenario where Israel goes under attack of hundreds of missiles daily.

It is considered the largest of its kind, with participation from 80 local authorities and seventy percent of the population living in their boundaries.

The Israeli National Emergency Management Authority was established in 2006 after the Home Front Command was found to be weak in several locations along the border with Lebanon, prompting Israel to evacuate hundreds of thousands of Israelis to the central and southern areas.

On the fourth day of the drill, sirens will be sounded in the morning and evening. When the first goes off, workers and students will practice taking cover in shelters. The second will alarm when Israelis would be and their homes to practice using shelters and safe rooms in their their homes and they would be alerted by messages to their mobile phones.

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