ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 145

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Home Front Command advice sparks run on supermarkets

Israelis are taking Home Front command advice to stock up on water, food, and other supplies for at least three days seriously, with reports of supermarkets crowded with shoppers and shelves emptied of water bottles.

The manager of a Tel Aviv grocery tells Channel 13 that sales are up 200% since the announcement of the advice, though they sold out of water long ago, as Israelis read the writing on the wall.

The panic-buying spree comes despite attempts by the IDF to assure Israelis that the advice is standard and simply a reminder, not a prediction of what a looming war will bring.

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