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US Delegation Visits Israel to Learn Emergency Response Technology

Monday, November 14th, 2016

A delegation led by the chief of the U.S. National Guard Bureau visited Israel last week to learn new techniques in emergency response, according to Defense News.

The delegation, hosted by Israel’s Homefront Command, was led by Air Force General Joseph Lengyiel, chief of the National Guard Bureau.

Participants watched a large-scale exercise in northern Israel, where emergency responders trained in alerting and assisting civilians “under threat” by Hezbollah terrorists.

The Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group has an arsenal of nearly 100,000 rockets and missiles stored in the mountains and valleys across the border from northern Israel.

The American delegation also was briefed on the latest technology being used in Israel, including the “personal alert” service, an individual warning system that sends alerts straight to one’s smart phone.

In addition, the group learned about the new “National Alert” system, a central command and control system that activates and sends out alerts across all the warning channels of Homefront Command.

Hana Levi Julian

Update: Rocket Hits Near Gaza Border Community

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

A rocket alert went off in a community near the Gaza border at 2:26 PM.

Local residents are reporting they heard a rocket hit in an open area, outside their community.

The Eshkol Regional Council reports that it appears that the rocket landed in an open area outside one of the communities. The IDF confirmed their report.

No one was injured in the strike.

Yesterday, a rocket hit inside the city of Sderot. It is believed to have been launched by one of the Salafi groups.

Jewish Press News Briefs

The Perfect Holiday Gift: New Missile Alert System from Home Front Command

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The IDF Home Front Command on Thursday revealed a private home siren that provides real-time warnings in case of a missile attack, Globes reported. A collaboration of the Home Front Command and Beeper Communications Israel, the home warning kit will be offered for sale to the general public this fall, but the cost is not yet finalized.

Home Front Command Planning Department Commander Col. Itzik Gai explained the value of the new product saying that the windows in most homes are closed with the air conditioning working in summer and in winter, making it difficult to hear the sirens. The new device will improve the chance that members of the household hear the alerts in time to evacuate to their safe rooms.

The Home Front Command has already pushed for the development of apps that provide real-time warning about incoming missiles via mobile phones and home computers. The new, personal warning system offers an enhancement of those apps. “The national siren system will continue to be the bulldozer for delivering warnings to the public, but the personal systems will be supplementary components,” Gai told Globes.

The Home Front Command divides Israel into 264 siren areas in which an alarm is activated as soon as a missile’s flight path and landing have been analyzed. In the area where the missile is expected to hit, the alarm system will be activated. Like the apps that were already in use during Operation Protective Edge two summers ago, the new home warning system will kick in only if a missile threatens the user’s particular area, leaving everyone else to continue with their daily routines.

“We’re already thinking about delivering an earlier warning focused on a single square kilometer,” Gai said, adding the signal could be sent to a smart watch.

JNi.Media

UPDATE: Gaza Qassam Rocket Badly Damages Sderot Kindergarten

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

A Sderot kindergarten building was badly damaged and two Israelis were treated for shock late Friday night after Gaza terrorists launched a Qassam rocket attack at the southern Israeli city.

About 15 seconds after residents were awakened by the wail of the Red Alert rocket alert, the “boom!” that comes with a rocket impact was heard — and felt — in the Gaza Belt city.

Families in Sderot and the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council district, and in Sapir College were forced to “wake up and run” for safe spaces late Friday night when the siren activated at 11 pm.

The rocket landed just a few seconds later.

Although religious observant families were wrapping up the Sabbath night meals and getting ready for bed at the time, many other secular Jews with young children were already fast asleep. Parents were forced to tear their children from beds to make a run for the bomb shelters — an exercise that has become second nature to many, and which triggers a flood of fear in too many more.

The kindergarten building that sustained a direct hit — badly damaged — was empty at the time, and no one was physically injured in the attack.

But medics from the Magen David Adom emergency medical response service treated two people who were near the impact site, both for shock.

Police units were deployed to the scene.

At the time of this writing — prior to the start of the Sabbath in New York — officers were ordered to remain on site.

damaged kindergarten in Sderot

Hana Levi Julian

Rocket Alert – Gaza Border Communities (False Alarm)

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

A rocket alert went off for two Gaza border communities at 2:46 PM.

The IDF says the alarm was a “false alarm” which means the Red Alert should not have gone off, either because there was no launch, or because what was launched was not going to land in Israel.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Rocket Alert Near Gaza Border

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

A rocket alert went off at 5:54 PM in Nachal Oz / Shaar HaNegev area, near the Gaza Border.

It is still unclear if a rocket was launched or not, and if so where it landed. No injuries or damage have been reported.

Approximately an hour earlier, Hamas launched 2 test rockets into the sea from the former location of Gush Katif.

Jewish Press News Briefs

US, Western Nations, Issue Holiday Alerts for Beijing

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

The United States, UK, Australian and French embassies in China have all issued alerts to their citizens and staff in Beijing, telling them to be extra vigilant this holiday season.

The heightened state of alert was particularly aimed at the Sanlitun district, a popular shopping district featuring high-end stores and restaurants.

The U.S. embassy said it had “received information of possible threats” targeting the district, home to many of the embassies, around December 25.

Beijing police have also reinforced their presence at shopping malls around the city. However, the city’s Public Security Bureau explained the extra security came in response to increased traffic at the commercial centers during the holiday season.

In a statement on their official microblog Beijing police said they issued a “yellow” security alert for Christmas and New Year, the second lowest level, Reuters reported. The alert was focused on areas like malls, which are likely to see more people visiting during the festivities. “Beijing police are planning ahead and taking many measures … to ensure good public order,” it said.

Hana Levi Julian

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/us-western-nations-issue-holiday-alerts-for-beijing/2015/12/24/

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