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The Home Front Command will carry out what it called a routine drill Tuesday through Thursday in the Western Galilee to maintain preparedness for rocket attacks from Hezbollah or Syria. The exercise will include the distribution of gas masks.

A siren will be activated in all parts of the Western Galilee at 10:15 a.m. Israeli time for  90 seconds. Internet and radio alerts will be issued, and personal alerts will be sent to civilians via text messages.

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Police, fire departments and Magen David Adom will participate in the drill, and soldiers in full uniform will travel through the cities of Acre (Akko) and Karmiel and practice rescuing civilians.

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