Israel Holds War Homefront Exercise To Defend Against Iran, Syria, Gaza Missiles

By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem --- November 2, 2011 .... Anticipating a real threat of missile attacks against the civilian population of Israel, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Home Front Command will be holding an exercise in the center of the country tomorrow.

The Israel Home Front Command is preparing to conduct a rocket and missile attack simulation in the Dan Region - the Center of Israel on Thursday. The security and rescue forces of the IDF, police and fire departments are to take part in the exercise, which will concentrate mainly in Holon, a city south of Tel Aviv. Roads will not be closed for the purpose of this drill, and the Israel public's participation will not be required.

An air raid siren is scheduled to sound across the Tel Aviv metropolitan area at 10 a.m. In the event of a true emergency, a second siren will sound after the first. Heavy military traffic is expected in the morning and explosions might be heard in the region.

Israel has been under constant threat of Islamic Jihad - holy war terrorism with rocket attacks from Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Iran, which has sworn to "wipe Israel off the map", has missiles capable of reaching Tel Aviv. Syria, a close ally of Iran, is expected to join Iran in any attack against Israel, US bases, European nations, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Yesterday, Israel test-fired a missile from an IDF base, two days after Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of the "direct and heavy threat" posed by Iran's nuclear program.

The afternoon missile test launch near Tel Aviv, which had not been announced in advance, coincided with a week long surge of speculation in Israel media that Netanyahu was working to secure cabinet consensus for a defensive attack on Iran.

The Israel Defense Ministry described the missile launch from the IDF Palmachim base as the test of the propulsion system of a missile on which it declined to elaborate.

"This is an impressive technological achievement and an important step in Israel's advances in the realms of missiles and space, which has been a long time in the planning," Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in a statement.

Israel Radio's military affairs correspondent, who is regularly briefed by top officials on Defense matters, said a "ballistic missile" had been launched. The term generally applies to long-range missiles for delivering warheads.

Iran, which denies wanting to produce nuclear bombs, wants Israel's total destruction, prompting Netanyahu to compare it to the Nazis.


"A nuclear Iran will pose a serious threat to the Middle East and the entire world, and it of course poses a direct and heavy threat to us," Benjamin Netanyahu said in a Knesset address on Monday.

Israel remains prepared against any threat from Iran and Syria, with weapons deployed in a wide variety of operational means - including submarines.

If attacked, Israel is not expected to lead a counter attack but would be coordinating all activity with the US, NATO and several nations in both Europe and the Middle East.

Every child in Israel has gone through extensive drills in both school and at home to protect themselves against missile and rocket attacks from Gaza, Lebanon, Iran and Syria. The children of southern Israel, thousands from the cities of Sderot, Ashkelon, Beer Sheva and Ashdod have suffered from PTS - Post Traumatic Stress - as a result of thousands of unprovoked missile terror attacks from Hamas in Gaza.


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