Israel has been practicing drills,
testing its preparedness if attacked [EPA]
Israel is carrying out its largest maneuvers in years.

The drills included a test of the preparedness of Israel to withstand an attack on its urban centres with non-conventional weapons and even drills on urban war fare.

On the other side, Unifil has detected a marked increase in the movements of Hezbollah fighters, and a movement of positions.

Across the border, the Syrian defence ministry announced that it is forming a task force to "combat" natural disasters.

Inside Story asks what the real objectives of the latest drills are, and whether Israel is preparing for another possible confrontation with its neighbours.

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This episode of Inside Story aired on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 17:30 GMT

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