How to Survive Rocket Attacks

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Introduction: How to Survive Rocket Attacks

I live with my wife and children in the Southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva. Recently the city has received rocket fire from Hamas terrorists living in Gaza. The intention of this instructable is not to be political but to offer a "How to Survive Guide" in the event you might be under rocket fire.

This video was posted by university student Morag Agmon.  The rocket landed in an area between the student dorms and pubs.


Step 1: Determine Your City's Proximity

Understanding where your city is located is important to your survival. This will determine the type of rocket and its range. A siren or "Color Red Warning" will alert you to an incoming rocket. Beer Sheva for instance is 24 miles (40km) from the Gaza Strip. From the time the siren is sounded, Beer Sheva residents have 1 minute to find shelter. On the other hand, the city of Sderot, 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the Gaza boarder, has 15 seconds.

Step 2: Find Shelter

In the event the siren is heard, find shelter fast. In the case for our family, our 1.5 year old's room doubles as a security room. Its like a bomb shelter with extra thick walls, a large steel plate covering the window, special ventilation, and a steel door. We moved our bed into the shelter last week in case we didn't wake up in the middle of the night from the siren.

For more information, visit the IDF home front instructional video.
How to behave in a Qassam Rocket or Mortar Attack

Step 3: Supplies

Its important to pray for the best but prepare for the worst. We keep water and food handy. Israel also distributes gas masks to its citizens in the event of a chemical or biological attack.

Step 4: Pray This Will Be Over Soon

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    169 Discussions

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    aristide202
    aristide202

    8 years ago on Introduction


    I suggest an extra reinforced table for extra inside protection against ceiling heavy debris

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    strambeer
    strambeer

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    No need, the ceiling the safe room is also reinforced.

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    ArduFun
    ArduFun

    Reply 4 years ago

    wow...... this comments section ended up to be quite a warzone..... good advice. I live in africa so rockets are not the thing, riots are. maybe everyone should just eat more cabage or realize that this life we have could be the only self aware time we will ever have and wasting it on pointsless heated comments seems pointless.

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    aristide202
    aristide202

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I mean a reinforced dining table. If a few kilos rocket strikes your lemon trees it's a problem
    but if strikes the roof of your home that could be the problem . Also if it does not blast down the ceiling it imagine for sure some concrete debris falling, I talked with people as my two parents involved in heavy bombings and air strikes and I realized that minor protections also can make some difference in some case. I looked at the map, it seems that closer the lighter rockets but much more you are targeted, is that how it goes?

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    regener8
    regener8

    11 years ago on Step 2

    I'm part Jewish (not bar mitzvah'd tho), but I still have to laugh at the fact that your one year old sleeps on a money pillow. No offense, just enjoying a joke.

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    aristide202
    aristide202

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 2

    what's the difference between a safe and a pillow? Ask a jew

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    dudeman7007
    dudeman7007

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 2

    you cant be part jewish.....

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    strambeer
    strambeer

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 2

    Thanks for the post. Actually the pillow is mine. You technically had a Bar Mitzvah when you turned 13. The ceremony has nothing to do with you being Jewish, its only only tradition. On your next vacation, you should come visit Israel. Its a beautiful country rich in history and culture. Good Luck

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    jongscx
    jongscx

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    ...maybe when things settle down...

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    Ph3nomin0n
    Ph3nomin0n

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Very true. Thats like planning a trip to Iraq to see the ruins of Babylon :)

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    nacho2100
    nacho2100

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 2

    ive been to Israel as a student on a summer program during the second lebanon israel war, and it was incredibly safe. if you have excuses you never going to experiance the beauty and magnificence of Israel. you got to have some guts

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    Ph3nomin0n
    Ph3nomin0n

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 2

    and risk having them blown out? No thank you. We all have different amounts of "guts" and and mine do not permit me to travel during war time

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    spartanthree8
    spartanthree8

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 2

    also it is a very beautiful country and very worth seeing

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    spartan 2209
    spartan 2209

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 2

    I'm American and I have to say that Israel is my favorite country. It even says (loosely translated) in my religion "He he curses Israel, himself shall be cursed" I'm not Jewish but I respect you guys for fighting hard for what you believe in and if I'm ever ordered to fire upon an Israeli in the Marine Corps I'd rather die.

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    kidharris
    kidharris

    8 years ago on Step 4

    This guy is just trying to give some advice on how to help keep your family members alive in a specific war zone and you jokers want to turn it into a political forum.

    My 2cents....some people think that they are smarter than what they really are and that the majority of other people are stupider than them. Brainwashed people don't know that they are brainwashed. Stupid people are too stupid to know that they are stupid.

    If you identify closely with any religion or political party, unless you're at the top, then the chances are that one or more of those 3 statements applies to you and you are just being used.

    Wow. I thought this was a joke to. Here in America, you worry when the price of gas goes up 5 cents in a day. Its pretty surreal to come to the realization that, in some other parts of the world, people just like us regularly worry about terrorist's frag rockets raining down from the skies. Its also reminds me how great Instructables, and the internet as a whole is, that people in such different countries who worry about such different things come together with the common interest of sharing knowledge. Best of luck to you, whoever and wherever you are!

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    israel99
    israel99

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I'm an Israeli lving in the states. I'd like to say that I'm ashamed of what my country is doing. I hate saying it, but we lose the sympathy of the world when we kill women and children like terrorists do. At least they're fighting to get their land back. What's our excuse.? Instead of complaining about rockets.. lets call off the F16, give them their land back, and live in peace.