Some countries practice fire drills, hurricane drills, or earthquake preparedness. In the 1950's, many school in America taught "duck and cover" in the case of an atomic bomb. This Thursday the Israeli education system will conduct drills in schools and kindergartens simulating a missile attack on Israeli civilians. The exercise will be held from 10:AM to 12:00 noon during the siren will emit an up-and-down sound. All schools in Israel will participate in the drill except for Gaza belt communities.
In the past Gaza based forces have aimed rockets at schools and timed attacks for the opening and closing of the school day.