Israel Prepares for Enhanced Rocket Threat from Hizbullah

(Jerusalem Post) Yaakov Lappin - The IDF Home Front Command has in recent weeks notified the nation's local authorities of an increased threat posed by Hizbullah's rockets in Lebanon. According to the latest information, hundreds of rockets could strike northern towns each day, a senior Home Front Command source said on Tuesday. "The scenario we are looking at is not a prediction of what will be. It spells out what we are building up our capabilities against. We believe we can stand up to the challenge," the army source said. "If civilians prepare themselves and absorb the information we send out, if they receive an early rocket alert and have the correct protection, they have more than a 90% chance of surviving," the source said. He warned, however, that "safe rooms" in private homes could not withstand a direct hit by a heavy Hizbullah rocket, such as an M-600.

2015-04-02 00:00:00

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