“Israeli military demonstrated on Tuesday that it takes seriously Hezbollah’s repeated threats to “take over the Galilee” with massive drill aimed at evacuating civilians under attack near Lebanon border”

DEFENSE NEWS
Israel Heeds Hezbollah Threats, Drills Mass Evacuation of Civilians Near Border
by Barbara Opall-Rome
September 13, 2016

Described as “the biggest drill of its kind until now,” Col. Eyal Forman, chief medical officer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Homefront Command, said the exercise was driven by war threat scenarios involving Hezbollah forces “crossing the border and getting to the settlements.” In a briefing to reporters here, Forman said Tuesday’s drill was not based on a specific threat or intelligence information, but rather on lessons learned from Israel’s 2006 Lebanon war, when civilians were left to their own devices. In addition to the rocket and missile threat, he said the specter of coordinated, cross-border attacks by infantry was something that has “become more obvious in the last few years.” READ MORE

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