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  8/2/2011, Av 2, 5771

Exercise, Siren Test in Negev

The Homefront Command is planning a drill in the western Negev on Wednesday. The exercise is to begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. At 11 a.m. there will be a siren test. Residents of local towns will hear a rocket alert, which will be repeated immediately afterward in case of a real emergency.

In the afternoon, residents of Sderot may notice an increased presence of security and first response personnel.