Updated on 25 March 2019
In the early hours of 25 March, a long-range rocket fired from Gaza into Israel territory, reaching Mishmeret, located approximately 10 miles north of Tel Aviv. One home was destroyed and seven people were reportedly wounded.
In the evening, Israel military forces began retaliatory air and ground strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza.
Currently, Israel military forces and Gaza are actively engaging in cross-border attacks. As of 21:00 (local time), Southern and Central Israel are actively under Red Alert until further notice. Verified bomb shelters currently open include Tel Aviv, Ashkelon, along with all shelters near Gaza.
At this time, all central trains and some public transportation are temporarily halted. All inbound and outbound flights at Ben Gurion Airport are also temporarily delayed due to Israeli military activities. This is a very fluid situation and we expect several developments in the coming hours.
Mitigating Measures to Consider Applying:
Monitor local media closely for updates and warnings (IDF Twitter provides situational updates)
Familiarize yourself with the location of the nearest rocket shelter
Listen for sirens and take them seriously (30-60 seconds is all the warning you will receive)
Download the app “Red Alert Israel” for your phone to warn of incoming rocket fire
Review alerts and restrictions provided by local authorities before relocating to southern audit location
Avoid the Gaza Strip
Use caution and remain aware of your surroundings
Check airports for flight delays or cancellations
Reach out to LSDS in case of an emergency (910-725-2447 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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