English speakers across the globe are getting a real-time glimpse of what it is like to live under the constant threat of terrorist rocket attacks thanks to a hugely popular smartphone app that sends out a “red alert” whenever Israel is targeted.
As Israeli citizens struggle to shelter themselves from a near-constant barrage of rockets fired by the terror group Hamas, those living outside of the Jewish state are experiencing the same sense of panic via the Red Alert: Israel app, which “provides real time alerts every time a terrorist fires rockets, mortars, or missiles into the State of Israel.”
The iPhone app has received nearly 800,000 downloads since recent hostilities broke out and recently got some unlikely media attention when the siren went off as Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer was conducting an interview on CBS News.
While a Hebrew version of the application has existed for some time-and saved many Israeli lives during times of attack-the idea for an English companion sprouted in an unlikely place: The congressional offices of Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.).
Read more at The Washington Free Beacon.