IDF tells people to stock up on food, water; notes instructions are standard advice

The IDF’s Home Front command releases instructions telling Israelis to make sure they are stocked up on food and water for at least 72 hours, with war on the horizon.

“The campaign may be long and it is important that each family ensure it has water, food, medicine, and necessary equipment for emergency situations,” it says in a statement.

It recommends that people review where their nearest bomb shelter is and ensure they have a clear path to it.

Israelis inside a public bomb shelter in the southern city of Ashkelon, amid rocket barrages from Gaza and after and assault by Hamas terrorists, October 8, 2023. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)

The command advises safe rooms be stocked with three liters of water per person per day, stocks of non-perishable food, flashlights, batteries, phones and battery-powered radios along with mobile charger banks, first aid, medicine, and important documents such as ID cards and cash.

The army is quick to point out that the instructions are not new and are always in place.

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