Israel holding a national war exercise

Israel will hold a national war exercise to test emergency response on the home front during a large military conflict.
The drill will simulate rocket attacks by Hezbollah and Hamas as well as an eruption of nationwide violence by Israeli Arabs.
Scenarios on the domestic front will including wide-scale rioting and blocking of major roads, Maariv daily reported. The police previously warned that Arab violence within Israel will be more intensive than events during the Gaza war in May.

A new command centre for all of Israel’s emergency and rescue forces will be activated during the exercise, the report said. The week-long drill will be held at the end of October. The large exercise is the latest in a series of home front and military training manoeuvres. This week, the IDF is testing the response to rocket attacks in the central Israel towns of Lod and Ramle, near Ben-Gurion international airport. Earlier drills tested the rocket alert system in northern and southern communities.

As well as a national emergency drill on land the Israeli Navy also launched a surprise drill last Monday morning on multiple fronts. The large scope of these exercises appear to simulate scenarios expected in a broad regional war. Interestingly during the drill, warships will tested defences at strategic sites such as offshore gas rigs, military and civilian ports, and electricity production sites. We know that these gas rigs could well be the focus of Gog (Russia’s ruler) at the time of the end. This is because Ezekiel 38 speaks of Gog thinking an evil thought and deciding to invade Israel to take a spoil. Putin understands the value of energy supplies – it is pretty much all Russia can offer the world. Israel is preparing for this invasion and also the initial conflict with Hezbollah.

On that day thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil scheme. You will say, “I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people—all of them living without walls and without gates and bars. I will plunder and loot and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations,
(Psalm 2:12-13)

Please do find Andy Walton’s Weekly World Watch of October 17 – 23, 2021

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