File - In this Tuesday, March 1, 2016 file photo, American servicemen and Israeli soldiers participate in a joint drill simulating a rocket attack at a base in Hatzor, central Israel. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
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Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other groups. The mass evacuations would be the biggest in Israel's history, part of a bigger plan where the army works with municipalities to keep civilians safe. Hezbollah fired more than 4,000 rockets on Israeli communities in the 2006 War, while Israel bombarded civilian and Hezbollah targets in Lebanon.In 2014, 50 days of fighting between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers killed an estimated 2,100 Palestinians, six Israeli civilians and 66 Israeli soldiers. Israel says Hezbollah and Hamas have rebuilt larger arsenals capable of hitting the entire country. Bar pointed out that Hezbollah has gained battle experience from fighting alongside Assad's forces and that Hasan Nasrallah, the group's chief, has recently increased his rhetoric about attacking Israel.Israel, meanwhile, has been building up its missile defenses.In February, Nasrallah said Hezbollah was not seeking a resumption of hostilities. But he vowed that if war did begin, his forces would strike Israel's Dimona nuclear facilities.
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