Israeli Communities Near Gaza Prep for Future War

SDEROT, ISRAEL - JULY 18: Israeli tanks sit positioned next to a gap in the wall seperating Gaza and Israel on the morning July 18, 2014 near Sderot, Israel. Late last night the Israel operation "Decisive Edge" sent troops into Gaza, officially turning the offensive into a ground operation. (Photo …
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Ynetnews reports: Residents of Gaza border communities and the south have recently enjoyed relative quiet. Three years have passed since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge and deterrence against Hamas is being maintained. But everyone believes that further escalation is only a matter of time, and are preparing accordingly.

Despite all the preparations, there is one issue that is probably the most significant for residents living close to the Gaza border: evacuating from their homes in times of emergency.

In the past, harsh criticism was voiced against failings in evacuations, and as part of the lessons learned from operation, the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) built a population evacuation plan—a community in danger evacuates while another community receives the evacuees.

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