IDF's Targeted Warning System Reduced Sirens by 50 Percent

(Jerusalem Post) Anna Ahronheim - The IDF's new precise warning system cut down the number of incoming rocket sirens by 50% across the country during the last 50-hour round of rocket fire by Palestinian Islamic Jihad. The new system implemented by the Home Front Command in June allowed 500,000 Israeli civilians who would have heard sirens under the old system, but were not directly in harm's way, to continue to go about their daily lives. "There are some communities that didn't hear even one siren during the last round, whereas with the old system they would have heard 10," said Maj. Tohar Nitzan, Head of the Home Front Command's Warning Department.

2019-11-29 00:00:00

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