Daily Israel Report

Firing Ranges To be Open to the Public During Days of Sukkot

During the intermediate days of Sukkot, the IDF will open a number of training areas in order for the general public to travel the country.
By Kochava Rozenbaum
First Publish: 9/16/2013, 6:44 PM

Firing Range
Firing Range
Flash 90

The spokesman for the IDF said on Monday that it will open the firing ranges used for training soldiers to the general public during the intermediate days of the holiday of Sukkot.

These areas, which are normally off limits, are located in parts of the north, south, and center of the country. 

It is, however, important for travelers to note that during the holiday of Sukkot and intermediate days, known as Chol HaMoed, there will be areas designated for regular training areas for the IDF, including live-fire training.

Accordingly, travelers are asked to drive carefully and make sure not to inadvertently enter the IDF firing ranges.

Anyone planning on entering the IDF firing ranges does require prior coordination with the IDF, as well as written confirmation. Entering the territory without prior confirmation will constitute a violation of the law, and will endanger the lives of travelers.

It is strictly prohibited to cross fences and enter territory which has been signposted with warnings. Minefields, included in these restricted areas, are marked by barbed wire, a red warning triangle and yellow sign warning of danger to life.

IDF spokesman urges the general public to follow the instructions of the security guidelines and to not go into minefields for any reason. The IDF does welcome Israeli citizens to travel the country safely and enjoy the beautiful views.

For all further inquiries contact these telephones: south - 08-9902826/7, center - 02-5305042, north - 04-6979007.