Rocket Alert - Israel UPDATE

Rocket Alert

Israel

Updated on 27 March 2019


The Situation:

In the early hours of 25 March, a long-range rocket was fired from Gaza into Israel territory, reaching Mishmeret, located 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. Around 21:00, Southern and Central Israel were placed under High Alert.


Over the last 48 hours, there has be a significant de-escalation of cross-fire activities between Gaza and Israel, with less than a dozen rockets fired from Gaza at close proximity in the Eshkol region.


Most notably, in Sderot (bordering Gaza), a home was struck by a Gaza rocket on 26 March. IDF struck several Hamas targets in a retaliatory attack.


The last rocket fired from Gaza at 04:00AM (local time) on 27 March, was intercepted by the Iron Dome Defense. Retaliatory strikes have not been reported at this time.


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 riskmitigation@lsds.us)


DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless📷

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.

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