Israel Shuts Down Schools and Keeps Air Defenses on High Alert

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Israel closes schools, puts air defenses on alert

Israeli authorities said that schools will be closed nationwide as early as Saturday night due to threats of Iranian attacks, reported Xinhua.

Educational activities will be banned across Israel from 11:00 p.m. local time (2000 GMT) on Saturday until Monday night as part of the changes in IDF Home Front Command's defense guidelines, Spokesman of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Daniel Hagari wrote in a post on social media platform X on Saturday.

The changes were made following a situational assessment, the IDF said in a statement.

Hagari noted that the restrictions also apply to school trips and camps, though most educational establishments are presently closed for the Jewish Passover holiday.

According to Hagari, Israel's air defenses "are on alert" with "dozens of planes ready in the sky."

The tension came 12 days after Israel killed seven Iranians, including two IRGC commanders, in a missile strike on the consular section of the Iranian embassy in Syria.

Iranian authorities have pledged to retaliate against Israel for the attack, raising concerns about potential escalations in the Middle East region.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

13 Comments
  1. Rachel_1985 says

    As an Israeli citizen, I understand the importance of security measures, but closing schools and putting air defenses on alert create an atmosphere of fear and tension. I hope that diplomatic solutions can be reached to prevent further escalations in the region.

  2. Emily_Writes says

    It’s concerning to see the escalation of tensions between Israel and Iran. The decision to close schools and put air defenses on alert underscores the gravity of the situation. Let’s hope for a peaceful resolution to avoid further conflict.

  3. EmilyJohnson123 says

    It’s concerning to see the escalating tensions between Israel and Iran. Closing schools and putting air defenses on alert indicates a serious threat. Hopefully, both sides can find a peaceful resolution to avoid further conflict.

  4. EmilySmith87 says

    Why is Iran threatening to attack Israel now? What led to this recent escalation?

    1. TomJohnson82 says

      Iran’s threats against Israel stem from the recent missile strike where seven Iranians were killed. The retaliatory stance is a response to that incident, raising tensions in the region.

  5. EvaSmith87 says

    Did the Israeli authorities provide any specific details about the nature of the threats from Iran that led to the closure of schools and the alert status of air defenses?

    1. JohnDavis91 says

      Hey EvaSmith87, the Israeli authorities have not disclosed specific details about the threats from Iran that prompted the school closures and heightened air defense readiness. The decision seems to be precautionary in response to the recent tensions and the potential for retaliatory actions following the missile strike on the Iranian embassy in Syria. It’s a sensitive situation that highlights the ongoing conflict and risks in the Middle East region.

  6. SarahJohnson93 says

    It’s concerning to see the escalation of tensions between Israel and Iran. Closing schools and putting air defenses on alert only add to the unease in the region. Hopefully, both parties can find a peaceful resolution to avoid further conflict.

  7. MirandaSmith87 says

    Do you think the closure of schools and high alert air defenses are adequate measures to prevent potential Iranian attacks in Israel?

    1. JamesMiller72 says

      As a parent living in Israel, I appreciate the government’s decision to close schools and keep the air defenses on high alert. It may disrupt daily life, but safety should always come first in times of threats.

  8. EmilyJohnson says

    Do the authorities have specific information about the timing or nature of the potential Iranian attacks that led to such drastic measures of closing schools and keeping air defenses on high alert?

    1. DavidSmith says

      Unfortunately, the authorities have not disclosed specific details about the timing or nature of the potential Iranian attacks. The decision to close schools and heighten air defenses seems to be a precautionary measure based on the increased tension and threats following the recent events. It’s important for the safety of the citizens, but it also indicates the seriousness of the situation.

  9. Emily_Rose says

    I think it’s a necessary precaution for Israel to close schools and keep air defenses on high alert given the threats of Iranian attacks. Safety should always come first, especially in such tense situations. Let’s hope for peaceful resolutions to avoid further escalations in the region.

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