Other than residents of the south of Israel (Sderot, Ashkelon, Kiriyat Gat, Netivot, and settlements adjacent to the Gaza Strip) who are to act based on directions specifically intended as defense against Qassam rocket fire, you should behave according to the following directions:
If you are in a building
Immediately enter the Residential Secure Space (MAMAD), and close the steel door.
If there is no MAMAD in the building, enter the room that is farthest from the direction from which the missile fire threat is coming, and that has the least number of external walls, windows and other openings. If there is no such room, go into the stairwell.
Inside the secure space, sit on the floor, under the window line, against an interior wall, though not opposite the window.
Residents of the upper floor of a building without a MAMAD must enter the stairwell and descent one flight of stairs.
If you are outdoors
· In a built-up area: Enter the building and follow the directions for those in a building.
In an open area: Lie down on the ground, and protect your head with your hands.
If you are in a vehicle
In a built-up area: Carefully stop at the side of the road, exit the vehicle, and enter the nearest building or shelter.
In an open area: Carefully stop at the side of the road, exit the vehicle, lie down on the ground, and protect your head with your hands.
After 10 minutes, you may exit the secure space unless otherwise instructed.
It is important to stay far away from unidentified objects or a missile lying on the ground. In such an event, keep people away from the site, and call the police.