Jerusalem – Israel Upgrades Its Air-raid Warning System


    FILE - People check the public bomb shelter on a street in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, on November 13, 2018. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90 Jerusalem – The Israeli military says it has overhauled its air-raid warning system in order to minimize disruptions to the general population.

    The army said on Wednesday that it is has divided the country into 1,700 alarm zones, up from the current 255 zones.

    Ariel Blitz, head of public preparedness at the military’s home front command, says the system will more accurately pinpoint where an incoming rocket is heading.

    He says that in Israel’s southern region near Gaza — an area that is a frequent target of Palestinian rocket fire — 75% fewer individuals will hear each siren. During past rounds of fighting, nonstop air-raid sirens have heavily disrupted life in the area.

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    1. What other country in the universe would spend millions on missile alerts so that everyone can run to a shelter in 20 seconds or risk getting killed and then retaliate when it happens?


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