“In case of a missile attack on the center of Israel, especially unconventional, the population from Tel Aviv and other cities will be evacuated and relocated in other areas of the country,” said Zusman.
Zusman echoed fears within the Zionist entity of a military backlash amid Israeli threats of a unilateral strike against Islamic Republic over country’s nuclear program. Zusman said that despite the fact that Israel touts the ‘Iron Dome rocket shield’ – the most sophisticated anti-aircraft system in the world – no system can provide total protection to Israeli population from Hizbullah and Hamas rockets which are expected to be used in retaliation to Israel or US attack against Iran.
Israeli daily Ha’aretz reports that Washington has committed $680 million to pay for Israel’s anti-rocket batteries over several years.
This is not the first time the Zionist regime’s admission for being unable to fight Hizbullah which has inflicted military humiliations upon the Jewish army in 2000 and 2006.
In 2010, Israeli Gen. Giora Eiland had admitted that Israel doesn’t know how to defeat Hizbullah. However, the coward Zionist Jew was very optimistic that in case of its coming third war with Hizbullah – Israel’s friends at the UN Security Council will call for a cease-fire after two days to save Israel from another military humilation. “This would have the entire world crying out for a cease-fire within two days”, which would be more in the Israeli interest “than having to deal directly with every one of Hezbollah’s estimated 40,000 rockets”.
Last month, Hizbullah leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, warned the Zionist regime that Islamic Resistance could hit any target inside Israel and added that he believed they were entering an era in which the Zionist entity will cease to exist.
“Today, we are capable of not only striking Tel Aviv as an area, but also capable of striking specific targets in Tel Aviv and any place in occupied Palestine,” he said
‘Israel will be forced to evacuate the entire population of Tel Aviv if it is hit by missiles, including those from Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah, the commander in charge of Israel’s central region has said.
Colonel Adam Zusman, chief of the Home Front Command in Israel’s Gush Dan region, which encompasses the city of Tel Aviv and its environs, said an attack on the center of the country would force massive evacuations.
“In case of a missile attack on the center of Israel, especially unconventional, the population from Tel Aviv and other cities will be evacuated and relocated in other areas of the country,” Zusman told AFP in an interview.
“Massive evacuations will take place in case of unconventional attacks and if buildings are destroyed by a missile.”
When Israel bombed Lebanon in 2006, retaliatory Hezbollah missiles were able to hit targets in northern Israel but did not effect the city of Tel Aviv.
But Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has recently boasted about the group’s increased military capacity, saying that targets across Israel were within the resistance movement’s range.
“Today, we are capable of not only striking Tel Aviv as an area, but also capable of striking specific targets in Tel Aviv and any place in occupied Palestine,” he said last month.
Zusman appeared to admit Nasrallah’s claims were accurate, saying that the number of casualties across the country would be high.
“We estimate that in case of war, hundreds of missiles will hit Tel Aviv and its nearby cities. As a result of these attacks, there will be hundreds of Israeli casualties.
“In the next war, nobody will be able to drink a coffee in Dizengoff,” he said, referring to a popular street in downtown Tel Aviv.
“Israeli civilians will have to face the threat. Today, every civilian is threatened in Israel.”