Hello, sirens? Calling all sirens when there is incoming
A bit ago there was a really big boom. Not big enough to rattle or crack my windows but definitely big enough to get my notice. What the hell was that, I thought? I immediately also thought that it was a suicide bomber somewhere within a mile or so of my apartment.
The reason I thought that was that there were no sirens. No sirens went off in Ramat Gan (literally across the street), I didn’t hear any sirens from Tel Aviv and even during high traffic times you can hear the Tel Aviv sirens as they go off usually a nano second before ours.
Despite no sirens, there was a rocket. The Iron Dome took it out (that was the boom). I am all for that. I am really, really all for that. BUT I also know that the Iron Dome is not 100%. It has indeed hit every rocket targeting our area so far but that does not make it 100%. It’s accuracy is, indeed, (from previous testing and real-war experience) about 79%. That means that about 21% of the time, a rocket is going to get past it. We are lucky that hasn’t happened yet here in central Israel.
It would be damn good to know via a siren that a rocket is inbound and that people should take cover. It is important if the Iron Dome takes out the rocket because of the shrapnel that falls to the ground and it is really important if the Iron Dome has one of those few misses and the rocket actually hits. Sirens, please.