Response Time for Getting to Shelter on Syrian Border Extended to 15 Seconds


A man opens a bomb shelter in Tzfas, in 2021. (David Cohen/Flash90)

The response time needed to get to a shelter in Nahariya, on Israel’s border with Syria, was extended from immediate entry to 15 seconds, due to work carried out by the Home Front Command, according to a statement by Home Front Command on Sunday.

The statement issued by the agency that specializes in civilian protection during emergency situations said that their work, which led to an extension, allows the residents of Nahariya more time to reach shelters during an air defense alert.

Each area has a set time that defines the time local residents need to enter the shelters after a siren goes off. The northern coastal town of Nahariya is an important border point for Israel, which Hezbollah terrorists operating in Syria can potentially breach to carry out an attack backed by missiles launched from the Lebanese coast.

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