Israel Prepares for Iraqi Response to U.S. Attack

(Washington Post/AP) - Israel has asked its security and emergency services to complete preparations for a possible U.S. attack on Iraq - and an Iraqi counterstrike against Israel - by Nov. 1, officials said Tuesday. Israel is getting ready for the possibility that if the United States attacks Iraq, Saddam Hussein will strike against Israel. In 1991, Israel did not respond when Iraq fired 39 Scud missiles at it, but officials have publicly said Israel will retaliate if Baghdad attacks again. Maariv reported that Sharon met Tuesday with the heads of his security forces to discuss a possible U.S. attack on Iraq.

2002-09-04 00:00:00

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