The IDF this week commenced in three days of tests of its new advanced warning system.
In June 2019, the Home Front Command upgraded its alert system that now allows for the targeted alert for more than 1,700 warning areas. The upgrade is designed to simplify the alerts for the citizens and enable the maintenance of one’s routine during a time of emergency living.
The test alerts will be conveyed by siren, on TV channels, websites, radio stations and the Home Front Command app.
The IDF’s The Home Front Command “considers it important to improve and make the alert accessible to citizens as a life-saving measure” and called on the test and choose the alert measure they found most suitable for themselves.
Alerts ahead of incoming rockets during previous attacks on Israel, and especially from the Gaza Strip, have proven to save lives.