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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Warning system against Kassams set up in Sderot

An early warning system against Kassam rockets fired from the Gaza Strip has been set up in the southern town of Sderot Tuesday.

With each rocket fired, loudspeakers connected to the system will echo the announcement 'Red Dawn' across the town, giving residents an advance warning of 20 to 30-seconds, during which they can either rush indoors or crouch.

Home Front Command soldiers were dispatched to Sderot to check that the warning is heard throughout the town.

The system has been also set up in Kibbutz Nir Am and at Sapir College, where Kassam rockets fell in the past.