Israel’s annual nation-wide emergency drill simulating an attack on the country will include a large-scale exercise in evacuating and rehousing civilians caught on the front lines.
It is the first time the country will be practicing for such an eventuality in the framework of a drill and comes in the wake of last summer’s Operation Protective Edge — which exposed a potentially massive threat from Hamas in the form of terror tunnels that infiltrated into Israeli territory — and amid reports of another round of violence with the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, which claims to have built a sophisticated tunnel network on Israel’s northern border.
According to military assessments, a future conflict with Hezbollah could include a scenario in which the IDF may have to evacuate citizens due to attempts by the terror group to infiltrate and occupy Israeli towns, NRG reported Sunday.
Turning Point 15, which started Sunday, will test the preparedness of the country to deal with a massive coordinated rocket attack on population centers across Israel, including damage to essential infrastructure, as well as a cyber attack that brings down the electrical and telephone grids.
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