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Home Front Command website crashes amid Gaza operation

Users receive error message when trying to access Home Front Command's website.

Home Front Command website crashes amid Gaza operation

'IDF continues to prepare for strike against Iran'

MG Rafi Milo enters position as commanding officer of the IDF's Home Front Command, in handover ceremony attended by top officials.

'IDF continues to prepare for strike against Iran'

Home Front Command to sound sirens as part of readiness exercise

Red Alert sirens to be sounded in Tel Aviv and Haifa, simulating rocket attacks.

Home Front Command to sound sirens as part of readiness exercise

Defense Minister: Prepare for 5,000 new COVID-19 cases daily

DM Gantz orders Home Front Command to expand activities of coronavirus headquarters.

Defense Minister: Prepare for 5,000 new COVID-19 cases daily

IDF steps in to help fight new COVID-19 variant

IDF's Home Front Command assisting civilian authorities with the 'Omicron' COVID-19 variant.

IDF steps in to help fight new COVID-19 variant

IDF to hold drill, testing changes to siren system

Maximum time to reach shelter has changed in some locations, while the siren system in other locations has been split into several areas.

IDF to hold drill, testing changes to siren system

National Home Front Drill begins today

The drill, which will test the state's preparedness for a number of security-related scenarios, will continue until Thursday.

National Home Front Drill begins today

Man assaults medical staffer who gave him positive COVID test result

Staffer needed medical treatment following assault. Suspect to be summoned for questioning once he recovers.

Man assaults staffer who gave him positive COVID test result

Home Front Command ends serological testing for children

IDF soldiers conducting the serological tests join marathon efforts to package and distribute antigen tests prior to start of school year.

Home Front Command ends serological testing for children

Home Front Command to conduct serological testing for children

Over a million school-age children will be tested prior to the start of the new academic year.

Home Front Command to conduct serological testing for children

Israel Dog Unit prepares for the next disaster

With the horror of the Miami building collapse still ongoing, the Israel Dog Unit joins other emergency services to be ready for anything.

Israel Dog Unit prepares for the next disaster

IDF commander: 'There may be 2,000 missiles a day'

Head of IDF's Home Front Command warns that in the next war, Israel's civilians may field 2,000 rockets each day.

'There may be 2,000 missiles a day'

Israel is running out of Pfizer vaccines

Prof. Nachman Ash says that Israel will soon need to switch to the inoculations manufactured by Moderna to fight COVID-19.

Israel is running out of Pfizer vaccines

Head of epidemiology in Health Ministry resigns, citing Home Front Command's incompetence

"Army officers suddenly became undisputed experts in epidemiological research despite lacking any training," top health official explained.

Epidemiology head resigns: 'Thousands quarantined unnecessarily'

Honduran President warmly thanks Israel for hurricane relief

Honduras requested aid delegation in light of accumulated knowledge of Israel and specifically of HFC in dealing with emergency situations.

Honduran President warmly thanks Israel for hurricane reliefplayer

Poll: 3 out of 4 people don't trust the government to manage the Covid-19 crisis

Just 24% of those polled said the government could manage the crisis correctly, as opposed to 60% during the first lockdown.

3 out of 4 people don't trust government to manage Covid crisis

ISA to use 'digital means' to track Covid-19 carriers' relatives

A pilot program will check into relatives of carriers who are suspected of lying about their contacts prior to diagnosis.

ISA to use 'digital means' to track Covid-19 carriers' relatives

Coronavirus hotels draw complaints about food and cleanliness

This morning, 6,534 people stayed in coronavirus hotels. Only 15% of floors left vacant in 17 recovery hotels and 5 isolation hotels.

Coronavirus hotels draw complaints about food and cleanliness

Gantz orders IDF: 'Prepare to operate coronavirus hotels until the end of 2021'

Defense Min. Benny Gantz tells Home Front Command to prepare to continue operating 'coronavirus hotels' through 2021.

'Prepare to operate coronavirus hotels until the end of 2021'

ANALYSIS: Why Israel is the safest place to be during the current coronavirus crisis

There are many factors to Israel's effective control of the pandemic, but the most telling one is its attitude to preserving life.

ANALYSIS: Why Israel is the safest country during the crisis

IDF Home Front Commander: 'Coronavirus crisis will accompany us for a year'

Major General Tamir Yadai on aid to Jerusalem: 'We sent five companies to city, preparing to assist other authorities.'

IDF Home Front Commander: 'Crisis will accompany us for a year'player

IDF & Home Front Command working to contain coronavirus

IDF will help enforce closure if announced. Home Front running 'Coronavirus hotels.' Soldiers caring for children of hospital workers.

IDF & Home Front Command working to contain coronavirus

Emergency hotline for non-medical issues: 104

DM Bennett announces establishment of hotline to address civil issues created as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Emergency hotline for non-medical issues: 104

Israel's schools practice response to missile attack

Israel's schools practice response to missile attack during Tuesday morning recess

Drill for missile attack in Israel's schools

Home Front Command: Cyber-terror the greatest threat since 1948

Commander of Home Front Command warns Israeli ability to respond militarily could be paralyzed by cyber-attacks which freeze entire cities.

Home Front Command: Cyber-terror the greatest threat since 1948

Schools to open as usual in central Israel

Home Front Command and Ministry of Education announce that schools in Gush Dan and central Israel will be open on Wednesday.

Schools to open as usual in central Israel

'Preparing for every possibility'

Local leaders in northern Israel meet top IDF commanders to discuss security situation, possible responses

'Preparing for every possibility'

Israel's air raid sirens become city-specific

Home Front Command switches from regional alerts to locality-specific alerts, lowering number of irrelevant sirens Israelis hear.

Israel's air raid sirens become city-specific

IDF thwarted Iranian attack on Home Front warning system

In the past year alone, the IDF's cyber defense battalion thwarted some 130 attacks, most by Iran, on military infrastructure and equipment.

IDF thwarted Iranian attack on Home Front warning system

Watch: National Rescue Unit joins international community

National Rescue Unit completes 'INSARAG' test, joining a prestigious international community of rescue units from around the world.

Watch: National Rescue Unit joins international communityplayer

'In next war they won't be drinking coffee in Tel Aviv'

Home Front Commander on challenges facing Israel: 'Possibility of fronts in both north and south - we're aware of coordination attempts.'

'In next war they won't be drinking coffee in Tel Aviv'

Life returns to normal?

Home Front Command cancels emergency orders for Gaza periphery after five hours of calm following nearly 500 rocket strikes.

Life returns to normal?

Home Front Command publishes new guidelines

IDF warns southern residents to stay in protected areas as Hamas launches 100 rockets at Israel.

Home Front Command publishes new guidelinesplayer

Gaza envelope to resume normal routine

Following assessment, Home Front Command lifts the restrictions that were imposed on the Gaza envelope.

Gaza envelope to resume normal routine

'No reason to fear entering Gaza'

Former head of Home Front Command: 'If Hamas continues to escalate, it will find the IDF inside Gaza. Summer is a great time for us.'

'No reason to fear entering Gaza'

The IDF prepares for all out war

IDF finishes week-long training exercises simulating multi-front war with three simultaneous drills.

The IDF prepares for all out warplayer

Israel begins nation-wide emergency preparedness exercises

IDF facilities around the country to hold emergency preparedness drills, civilians to practice fleeing to safe spaces during alarms.

Israel begins nation-wide emergency preparedness exercises

Lighting up the world with inclusion

IDF commanders attend swearing-in ceremony for 12 soldiers with disabilities joining the Home Front Command.

Lighting up the world with inclusionplayer

Government fortifies Gaza-area schools against Hamas missiles

Israel's government fortifies dozens of schools and preschools against Hamas rockets.

Government fortifies Gaza-area schools against Hamas missiles

State Comptroller to check preparedness for chemical attack

State Comptroller says he'll check likelihood and preparedness of home front for chemical attack, will list ways to protect home front more.

State Comptroller to check preparedness for chemical attack