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News and updates about Home Front Command

Smart TVs join Home Front Command warning system

The new technology, developed in recent months by the Home Front Command and IT Division, enables smart TVs to also be used as warning signals.

Smart TVs join Home Front Command warning system

Home Front Command updates guidelines for civilians

After situational assessment held by Defense Minister and IDF Chief of Staff, Home Front Command publishes new guidelines for civilian activity in areas under threat.

Home Front Command updates guidelines for civilians

Knesset to pass law limiting Meron celebrations

Minister Meir Porush: 'We cannot and should not deny the centuries-old tradition of Lag Ba'omer, even in a restricted format.'

Knesset to pass law limiting Meron celebrations

Yom Hazikaron ceremony honors Gaza region rescue workers

The Home Front command today honored the units who worked to locate and retrieve the remains of those killed in the October 7th massacre.

Yom Hazikaron ceremony honors Gaza region rescue workers

IDF removes more missile remains from Iranian attack

The missile was intercepted in the area of Nahal Ye'elim, adjacent to the city of Arad. The debris was cleared of hazardous materials and was evacuated via a crane by IDF troops.

IDF removes more missile remains from Iranian attack

Following assessment:

IDF lifts restrictions imposed before Iranian attack

Educational activities across Israel will be restored. In the areas of the northern border and communities near the Gaza Strip, educational activities will resume in subject with restrictions.

IDF lifts restrictions imposed before Iranian attack

'The Jerusalem Faction' announces: Studies as usual

The haredi Jerusalem Faction announced this evening that they would hold studies as usual despite the IDF ban on educational activities.

'The Jerusalem Faction' announces: Studies as usual

Police enforce Meron ban with fire extinguisher

Several dozen people were forced out of the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai after violating the ban on holding celebrationsat the site.

Police enforce Meron ban with fire extinguisher

IDF equips underground parking lots as shelters

In preparation for war with Hezbollah, the IDF has begun stocking underground parking lots in northern Israel with the supplies needed to serve as mass bomb shelters.

IDF equips underground parking lots as shelters

Despite updated guidelines

Schools in communities near Gaza won't reopen

Ministry of Education clarifies that even though the guidelines allow a return to school on Sunday next week - this will not happen anytime soon.

Schools in communities near Gaza won't reopen

'We are trained and ready for this kind of incident'

The commander of the IDF rescue brigade recounts the effort to save victims of the Gaza building collapse disaster.

'We are trained and ready for this kind of incident'

Health Minister:

ZAKA should be under auspices of Home Front Command

Minister of Health says rescue organizations should be merged under official state bodies. 'The State should sponsor them.'

ZAKA should be under auspices of Home Front Command

Home Front Command chief:

'Your resilience gives the IDF the strength to win'

Commanding Officer of the Home Front Command visits Israel’s southern communities and the area surrounding the Gaza Strip.

'Your resilience gives the IDF the strength to win'

Defense Minister Gallant:

'Provide arms to communities near security fence'

Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant held a situational assessment focused on Israel's home front.

'Provide arms to communities near security fence'

Binyamin Spokesperson wins 1st place in countrywide competition

Binyamin Regional Council Spokesperson awarded first place for presentation of information to public in emergency and routine situations.

Binyamin Spokesperson wins 1st place in countrywide competition

Earthquake preparedness exercise in northern Israel

The IDF and Israel Dog Unit held a joint exercise today to improve response capabilities in case of an earthquake in Israel.

Earthquake preparedness exercise in northern Israel

Terrorist's house still standing month after demolition verdict

A full month after the verdict allowing the demolition of a terrorist's house, the order has yet to be carried out.

Terrorist's house still standing month after demolition verdict

Home Front Command issues updated guidelines

At 6:00 a.m., restrictions will be lifted in the West Negev, Central Negev, West Lachish and Lachish areas.

Home Front Command issues updated guidelines

Backstreet Boys concert in Rishon Lezion cancelled

The Home Front Command has decided to cancel the backstreet boys concert planned for Rishon Lezion after a risk assessment.

Backstreet Boys concert in Rishon Lezion cancelled

IDF to incorporate Israel Dog Unit in disaster response

The Israel Dog Unit will work with the IDF's rescue units to save victims of a a building collapse or national disaster.

IDF to incorporate Israel Dog Unit in disaster response

Changing how Israel is preparing for the next disaster

The Israel Dog Unit, along with the National Resilience Institute, are changing how Israel will prepare for the worst.

Changing how Israel is preparing for the next disaster

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 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

'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

Epidemiology head resigns: 'Thousands quarantined unnecessarily'

"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 relief

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

'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 country during the 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: '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'

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

Drill for missile attack in Israel's schools

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 community

Home Front Commander:

'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'

After nearly 500 rockets:

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 guidelines

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

Senior commander:

'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 war

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 inclusion

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