Home Front Command’s Cellular Warning System Up but Not Running

The army says the system is in the last stages of development; others say bureaucracy is the hurdle. In any case, nobody's said how to use the system.

Last Wednesday, right after the assassination of Hamas military leader Ahmed Jabari, the Communications Ministry ordered Israel's three big cellular operators to connect to the Home Front Command’s alert system, Personal Message. The purpose: to send alerts by text message to people in areas about to be hit by rockets.