What would an attack on Israel look like? (video)


A video called "The Last Day" that imagines what a future attack on Israel might look like is going viral, with more than 100,000 views since it was uploaded 10 days ago.

With all the talk of a possible attack on Iran, Israelis are justifiably nervous about the domestic consequences. But this alarming video, which shows fighter jets dropping bombs on mountains outside Jerusalem and missiles blowing up nearby hillsides and towns, is probably NOT what the response would look like.

The more likely scenario would look like the assault Israel came under during the 2006 Lebanon War, when Hezbollah fired some 4,000 rockets at northern Israel. While the rocket fire in the next war probably would reach all of Israel, Katyusha and Kassam rockets do far less damage than the explosions depicted in the video; Israel has anti-missile batteries that likely would provide some defense; the Israeli Air Force likely would be defending the homeland and pounding the points of origin of the missiles; Iranian or Arab fighter jets are unlikely to run sorties over Israel, dropping bombs on civilian targets; and Israelis are likely to take cover in bomb shelters, not be caught unawares on major thoroughfares, as depicted in the movie.

In short, it’s unlikely to be Israel’s "last day."

Not that there’s nothing to worry about… 

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