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IDF to drill emergency sirens in locations across country, including Haifa

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Soldiers from the IDF's Home Front Command perform search and rescue exercises during a nationwide, week-long, emergency preparedness drill in March 2018. (Israel Defense Forces)
Soldiers from the IDF's Home Front Command perform search and rescue exercises during a nationwide, week-long, emergency preparedness drill in March 2018. (Israel Defense Forces)

The Israel Defense Forces announces it will be conducting several emergency preparedness exercises this week in various towns and cities across the country.

Tonight at 7:05 p.m., a terrorist infiltration alert will sound in the West Bank settlement of Oranit.

Tomorrow at 10:05 a.m., an earthquake alert will sound in the northern city of Beit She’an, and at 10:15 a.m., an incoming rocket siren will sound in the northern village of Beit Jann.

On Wednesday at 10:05 a.m., sirens will again sound in Oranit, this time an earthquake alert. At 10:15 a.m. earthquake alerts will also sound in the Negev city of Arad, and at 10:25 a.m. in the coastal city of Haifa.

Lastly on Thursday at 10:35 a.m., incoming rocket sirens will sound in the northern town of Kisra-Sumei.

In case of a real emergency during the tests, the sirens will sound a second time, the army says.

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