What is IsraelUnderAttack?

Initiated during Tzuk Eitan (Protective Edge) in 2014 by Samuel LESPES CARDILLO & Farid El Nasire, IsraelUnderAttack was a program showing a counter that times the gap between attacks, resetting itself when a rocket is fired.

In case of rocket launch, the map was showing — in real time — where it was fired from in Gaza, its trajectory, and the general area where it is expected to land. Like Red Alert: Israel, the mobile audio alert that lists the general area where a rocket is headed, the map was showing approximately what location was targeted, without giving away the exact location in order not to give terrorists intelligence on how accurate or inaccurate their aim is.

Rockets don’t have GPS or any satellite uplink, so we had to be a bit creative. We used mathematical formulas, machine learning and prediction algorithms to determine their locations based on factors like the time it was launched within a second they were launched. The predictions were a second or two seconds off, but were very accurate. Loaded onto a Google map, the data were displayed in real time on the site.

IsraelUnderAttack received support from the Israeli army, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and different organisms...

The application was bought in October 2014 for an undisclosed amount of money and was taken offline by the anonymous buyer early 2015 in order to protect the confidentiality of the algorithm.

Anyhow, IsraelUnderAttack is fully supporting and contributing to the open-source API project initiated by Roni Gorodetsky in 2017 which is available on GitHub.

What the press says

Bu roket nereden geldi? (Hasturktv - Turkish)
Where’d that rocket come from? New site shows you (Times of Israel - English)
The surprising duo behind the Hamas missile map (Israel21c - English)
Bombe als service (de-bug - German)
The Jew and the Muslim mapping Hamas' missiles (ynet - English)
Innovation while under fire (i24 - Hebrew/English)
Israel under attack (centrale - Dutch/English)
Iron Dome gets mysterious upgrade (Times of Israel - English)

The team

Samuel LESPES CARDILLO (Founder)
Farid El Nasire (Founder)
Kosta Tsamouras (Designer)
Mason Crollie (Hosting provider) - Hostadvice interview