Tag Archive for Homefront Command

Between Lebanon & Syria, Jerusalem decides to renovate Galilee bomb-shelters


As IDF determined the main area under threat of enemy missiles are the communities located up to 25 miles from Israel’s border with Lebanon, public bomb-shelters are to be renovated in 21 municipalities and local authorities, at a sum expected in the tens of millions of shekels.

BY Lilach Shoval


The defense establishment plans to renovate hundreds of public shelters in northern Israel, especially in communities located up to 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Israeli-Lebanese border.

Hezbollah rockets exploding in Israel’s Upper Galilee – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

The plan, set to begin this summer and conclude by the summer of 2018, will cost tens of millions of shekels and include 21 municipalities and local authorities, a defense official familiar with the issue said Saturday. Continue Reading »

Int’l experts from 30 countries in Israel to learn ‘disaster response’ procedures


In coordination with the Soroka Medical Center, the Health Ministry’s Emergency Dept, the IDF Home Front Command, & the IDF Medical Corps, hundreds of int’l health professionals visit Israeli hospitals to learn how to effectively deal with a natural disaster or massive terror attack.

By Michael Bachner, TPS


Hundreds of professionals from 30 countries participated in a large-scale exercise at the Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva this week, simulating the evacuation of dozens of casualties following a massive terrorist attack.

International exercise in Soroka on dealing with disasters – Photo: Shmaryahu Spero, TPS

Dozens of simulated casualties with various degrees of injury were evacuated to Soroka in scenarios mimicking a terror attack in a populated urban facility and leakage of hazardous materials from a train car. Continue Reading »

Young Woman Becomes IDF Combat Soldier In Unit That Saved Her Grandmother

Full circle: 2 years after her grandmother was rescued by an IDF Search & Rescue team sent to the devastation in the Philippines, Israeli-born Joanna Chris Afron trains to save lives by becoming a combat soldier in the same IDF unit that saved her grandmother.

By Adva Cohen


Joanna Chris Arfon, 19, understands the importance of the unit in which she serves more than anyone else. When she enlisted in the IDF, Arfon, an Israeli of Filipino descent, asked to join the search and rescue unit of the Home Front Command, after soldiers from the unit saved her grandmother from a vicious typhoon that hit the Philippines.  Continue Reading »