from The Blaze:
The head of intelligence for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) says that 170,000 missiles and rockets are currently pointed at Israel from enemies in the north, south, east and west.
At a security conference in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, Major-General Aviv Kochavi, commander of the IDF’s Military Intelligence Directorate, also said that Al Qaeda operates three bases in Turkey.
“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 according to quotes published in the Jerusalem Post.
“For the first time the enemy now has the ability to hit Israeli cities hard,” he said. “The state of Israel is surrounded 360 degrees with active enemies. The conventional threats have not disappeared.”