Israel readies for 1,500 rockets a day in next war

Palestinian militants from the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad movement, sit on a pick-up truck mounted with rockets during a rally in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2016Israel’s army estimates that thousands of rockets could slam into the Jewish state in any future conflagration, military sources said Friday ahead of a nationwide civil defence drill. The drill is based on projections of the army’s Home Front Command, which estimates 1,500 rockets crashing into the country each day, military sources said in a briefing to Israeli reporters, local media reported. The projectiles could be launched simultaneously by Lebanon’s Shiite militia Hezbollah across Israel’s northern border and to a far lesser extent from Hamas-ruled Gaza in the south.

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