Exercise tests emergency response to biological attack
Colonel Avi Aberjil of the home-front command explained to The Jerusalem Post that while terrorists have never attempted to use bio-terror in Israel, such an attack might cause catastrophic outcomes.
"The terrorists are looking for a place where there are a lot of people, like shopping malls. They are silently spreading some germ that might affect people, to cause some illness in the population. That’s how bioterrorism works.’
When asked about the timing of the drill , Aberjil asserted that it had nothing to do with recent threat of war with Iran. "It’s a routine exercise. We are doing the same thing every year around November. It has nothing to do with any specific threats."