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The Israel Defense Force (IDF) Home Front Command on Sunday initiated a week-long test of an alert system that texts a message to cellphones located in areas likely to be hit in a missile strike.

The “Personal Message” system was developed in recent years and is expected to become operational within a month.

The system delivers area-specific warnings, based on projections of the incoming trajectory of an unguided rocket or ballistic missile.

The early-alert system is meant to offer more specific guidance to residents than existing air raid sirens.

Read more at XinhuaNet

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