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Last Updated on December 12, 2021

Protecting Israel’s citizens from unfriendly attacks, terrorist events or natural disasters combines the efforts of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the Home Front Command. At the same time, it is important that we, the citizens, know how to behave in an emergency situation. Whether we are confronted with an unidentified object, a terrorist attack or an earthquake, we need to know how best to behave. Here are some of our tips:

Calling the emergency services

Calling the emergency services and explaining your emergency to them with vocabulary for typical scenarios in Hebrew, English and with transliterations.


Train your family for correct behavior in the event of an earthquake

Emergency Drills

What to expect in the event of an emergency drill which happens from time to time.

Emotional Support Services

In your time of need, reach out for support from one of Israel’s many emotional support services

Gas masks

Do you still have a gas mask? Do you need to keep the gas mask?

Missile & Rocket Fire

Pikud Haoref safety guidelines for rocket and missile fire.

Special needs community

Israel’s special-needs community are required to make unique preparations for an emergency situation or in the case of a rocket attack.

Suspicious items

What constitutes a suspicious item or ‘Hefetz Hashud’.


We never know when there will be another wave of terror or an isolated terrorist attack. Correct behavior when confronted with these dangerous situations can and will save lives.

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