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In Israel, a ‘safe space’ is where you hide from missiles

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While the United States is trying to make sense of the news that the Obama administration handed billions of dollars, many of them in cash, over to the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, Iran, Israel is conducting a nationwide emergency readiness exercise this week. The purpose is to test Israel’s ability to handle rocket attacks, terrorists infiltrating communities and other emergencies related to an all-out war scenario.

According to the Israeli army, Israel’s enemies have aimed some 230,000 rockets of various sizes and warhead capacities at Israel. Prominent among those enemies, as it happens, are two of Iran’s proxies in the region, Hamas and Hezbollah. Both organizations are more than likely to benefit from the Obama administration’s generous payments to Iran.

The Israeli army’s projected scenarios are markedly grave compared to the last war with Hezbollah 10 years ago. According to Maj. Gen. (reserve) Yitzhak Gershon, home front command chief during the 2006 Second Lebanon War, “If in the Second Lebanon War the record was 160 rockets in a day [fired] at the northern region, we need to expect up to 1,200 rockets in a day – it will be a completely different scenario from anything we’ve known.” – READ MORE

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