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The development of the alert

From a countrywide system to alerts for each specific town

Previously, when rockets were fired at the State of Israel, a single alert was activated for all towns in the country via the siren system, which was operated manually.
In 1991, during the Gulf War, Israel was divided into different alert zones and sirens were operated manually in each city and town under threat from the Scud missiles being fired at the country.
Over the years, the Homefront Command has improved and refined the alert system.
The siren system has been upgraded and Israel has been divided into more and more alert zones.
This is to reduce the share of the population entering Secure Spaces when it is not needed and to reduce the damage to the continuity of functioning of citizens and the economy.

Making the first jump
During the Second Lebanon War in 2006, Israel was still split into 25 alert zones.
In 2014, in the run-up to Operation Protective Edge, technological capabilities made it possible to skip the first step in the alert system by splitting the state into 201 alert zones.
A year later (in 2015), the country was split into further alert zones, making a total of 255 alert zones.

Making the second jump
Techonological developments and the expected threat parameters led to the second and most substantial advance to the alert system in June of 2019 - the improvement and targeting of alerts to all towns.
In this way, only those who are in danger receive the alert.
Today, in Israel, some 1,700 alert zones target each town separately, and large cities have been split into multiple alert zones.
The ten cities which have been divided are: Ashdod, Be’er Sheva, Herzliya, Hadera, Haifa, Jerusalem, Netanya, Rishon Lezion, Ramat Gan, and Tel Aviv-Yafo.
Each alert zone has a defined preparation time, which is the time to reach a Secure Space.

The spectrum of means of alert
Take into account that the siren will be heard even outside of the threatened area because of the spread of sound waves.
Alternately, if you are in a building, it is possible that you may fail to hear the siren because of the AC, closed windows, the TV, or the height of the building.
For that reason, you can - and we recommend - using one of the additional media operated by the Homefront Command in spreading alerts in emergencies to every person in every place at the appropriate time, whether at home, at work, outside, or in your vehicle.
It’s important that you choose the method of alert ahead of time, during routine:
• The Homefront Command app - Download
• National and regional radio stations
• Television channels: the Broadcast Corporation, Channel 13 (Reshet), Channel 12 (Keshet), Channel 9, and Channel 140.
• Websites - ynet mako, Reshet, Yisrael Hayom, Walla, Channel 7
• National emergency portal (this website) - this site provides alerts in real-time for your chosen town, if the site is open on your computer.
If you do not select a town, you will receive alerts for the entire country.
Likewise, you can view the history of alerts for a specific period of time (a day, week, month, or any other length of time) or location (a specific town or the country as a whole.)