Updated on 27 March 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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