Israeli Authorities To Drill Massive Rocket Attack This Week

A picture taken from Gaza city shows a long-range J-80 rocket being launched from the Gaza strip towards Israel on July 12, 2014 following an advance warning of the attack by Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas.

The Jerusalem Post reports: The National Emergency Authority will this week test national and local responses to a massive wave of rocket and missile fire from Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.

Authority head Betzalel Treiber said on Friday that the aim of Emergency Preparedness Week is to test responses among all emergency responders and the civilian sector “to potential scenarios that we expect.”

The authority, a part of the Defense Ministry, has assessed that the home front’s current level of preparation for such a scenario is a little higher than average. But while stockpiles of medical equipment and food are satisfactory, much remains to be done to improve the country’s ability to supply fuel and power in a state of war, according to the latest assessments.

Hundreds of people from government ministries, local councils, emergency services, water providers, and the Electric Corporation will meet in the coming week to discuss responses.

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