Why? Probably because they are surrounded by countries that wish to wipe them out. They should plan for disasters. It will help minimize casualties later on.
Update November 27, 2016: Great example this week fires raging throughout Israel caused by terrorist.
By: Barbara Opall-Rome, September 13, 2016. (Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of the Israeli Defense Ministry )
Israel Heeds Hezbollah Threats, Drills Mass Evacuation of Civilians Near Border
TEL AVIV – The Israeli military demonstrated on Tuesday that it takes seriously Hezbollah’s repeated threats to “take over the Galilee” with a massive drill aimed at evacuating civilians under attack near the Lebanon border.
Described as “the biggest drill of its kind until now,” Col. Eyal Forman, chief medical officer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Homefront Command, said the exercise was driven by war threat scenarios involving Hezbollah forces “crossing the border and getting to the settlements.” Read more…
Quran (9:30) – “And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!”
Sahih Bukhari (52:177) – Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”