Israeli Civilians told to “buy Emergency gear, be prepared for war”

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Israel’s Home Front Command is in the midst of an annual public information campaign, and this time it is encouraging citizens to prepare for war, The Jerusalem Post reported. While the campaign takes place each year, the message to take real action is new, according to Col. Sigal Tidhar, head of the Population Department in the Home Front Command.

“This is the change we made this year, telling civilians to go out and get emergency equipment. We are telling civilians to act, to do something and not merely increase awareness,” she said.

As part of the campaign, being broadcast through a variety of media, civilians are being urged to stock up on emergency supplies such as battery-operated radios, portable electric chargers, and water bottles. “These are small yet significant things civilians can do during peacetime to be better prepared,” Tidhar said. “They can visit our site to see the full list.”

In addition to stocking up, the campaign encourages families to discuss emergency plans, such as identifying safe areas in close proximity to their homes. “They should know what is in the safe area, and how long they have in terms of [rocket] alerts,” Tidhar said.

“Parents can speak to children and tell them where to go if something happens while they are at work,” she said.
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