Orange Flame 6 311.
(photo credit: Benjamin Spier)
Hospitals in the North participated Wednesday in the Ministry of Defense's "Orange Flame 6" exercise, simulating a biological attack. The exercise, which began at 7 a.m., included the simulation of the spread of a contagious disease, and tested emergency response to the outbreak.
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
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."