As sirens blared, people hustled to their bomb shelters, gas masks in hand. Israel this week is carrying out a nationwide exercise simulating a massive chemical missile attack on the Jewish state. Average citizens are expected to participate.
The video below shows how Israeli school children and their teachers will need to respond in the event of such an attack, by fleeing to the basement bomb shelters built into every Israeli school.
At Sunday's weekly cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated:
"The threats faced by the Israeli home front have increased significantly in recent years. Israel is the one country in the world that is most threatened by missiles, and we are preparing for every possible scenario."