TEL AVIV (Nov. 3)
Israel’s largest city will hold a practice drill against missile attack this Tuesday. The Tel Aviv municipality announced that the exercise will be a test of the city’s ability to evacuate people, care for the injured and provide food, water and essential services in the event of a missile attack. Senior army officers and civilian officials will witness the exercise.
According to the plans, school children will be designated “victims” to be evacuated to special centers for medical care. Residents of a new immigrant absorption center will participate as adult “victims” requiring emergency care. The municipality recently purchased reserve fuel tanks and generators to provide power for essential services in case of attack.