Sunday, June 19, 2011

Israel launches massive drill

File photo of Israeli troopers

Source: Press TV

Israeli troops and police forces have taken part in large-scale maneuvers against what Tel Aviv dubs 'security threats.'

The five-day exercise started on Sunday under the codename of 'Turning Point 5,' AFP reported. It was also joined by some 80 municipalities as well as fire and emergency services.

The participants are expected to simulate coming under 'massive missile attacks.'

Israel came under retaliatory missile strikes by the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah in July 2006, when it initiated a war against the country, killing about 1,200 Lebanese, most of them civilians.

Last year, when Israel commenced a similar round of drills, Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said, “The Israelis "will be taking part in emergency plans because they fear the resistance."

Tel Aviv also launches regular deadly attacks against the Palestinian-populated Gaza Strip, claiming it has been targeted by missiles fired by Palestinian fighters.

This is while the home-made projectiles seldom leave any casualties or considerable damage to property.

Under the same pretext, Israel killed more than 1,400 Palestinians during a war it waged against Gaza at the turn of 2009.

Matan Vilnai, a senior official with Israel's Ministry of Military Affairs, meanwhile, said 'Turning Point 5' should not be seen as "undermining Israel's deterrent power."

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