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Scud attack during TV program-1991 (Live)

This is an update for the Scud attack during live radio, this time showing how it was like to watch TV in the evening, when suddenly the broadcast was interrupt with a special screen and a loud siren taking over.
During the Gulf war (January/February 1991) there were such kind of attacks from Iraq on Israel and Saudi almost each evening, for about 6 weeks.

Israel wanted to retaliate to these attacks but eventually decided not to respond, since such a response could have cuase allot of damage to the American coalition fighting Iraq.

The languages on the special Alarm screen are of the main languages which are spoken in Israel - Hebrew,Arabic,English,Russian,Amharic (for the Ethiopians) and French.
After 2 minutes the special Alarm broadcast was giving a routine emergency instructions for missile attack (skip to 2:00).

The second video shows a family in their sealed room during a scud attack. most of the families didn't went down for the local shelter but stayed in their apartments, in a sealed room they made for a potential chemical attack. That was the general instruction back then, but it put the civilians in great risk, since all of the scud missiles carried regular explosives. Even that the missiles caused great amount of damage in Israel there was only one fatality from a direct hit (in Saudi 28 American soldier were killed from such a missile).

After the war there was an investigation and it was found out that the gas masks which were given to the population of Israel were not good at all- if Saddam was indeed launching a chemical attack he could have caused thousands of casualties....

The loud sirens, putting on the gas masks, and finally the loud explosions all around and above us was one of the most intense memories of my childhood...

The photos showing American patriot missiles engaging approaching Scuds above the metropolis of Tel-Aviv.

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Added: Feb-16-2012 Occurred On: Feb-16-2012
By: aydeo
Other Middle East
Tags: Gulf war, Scud missiles, Sirens, Gas masks, Tel Aviv
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