Israel Kicks Off Annual Five-Day War Drill

Amid the growing presence of Islamic extremists at its Syrian border, Israel has kicked off its annual war drill. It’s testing its security and rescue response to simulated rocket attacks that might come from Gaza, Lebanon and Syria at the same time.

The five-day drill includes mock evacuations of mass casualties, test sirens in major cities, and a new text message alert system for citizens. Back up solutions for cyber and infrastructure attacks will also get a dry run. And for the first time, they’ll will practice closing down Ben Gurion International Airport which just last summer came under attack from Gaza.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined Jim Watkins to discuss.