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        1/29/2014, Shevat 28, 5774

      MI Chief: Israel Under Threat of 170,000 Missiles, Rockets

      Speaking this afternoon (Wednesday) at the Institute for National Security Studies, the Chief of Military Intelligence, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, painted a clear and graphic picture of what Israel faces on a daily basis.

      "We call this period in time the "Era of Fire", in light of the amount of missiles and rockets we face as a constant threat. There are about 170,000 rockets and missiles that threaten Israel," Kochavi said, adding, "The fighting in Syria, as well as operation 'Pillar of Defense', has resulted in a slight decrease.  However, it will increase again."

      "For the first time the enemy now has the ability to hit Israeli cities hard," he commented.