On Thursday the Israeli army practised evacuations near Tel Aviv. On Wednesday, it test-fired a long-range ballistic missile, its first in three years. And earlier in the week, the military was involved in joint exercises with the Italian air force near Sardinia.
Israel says the timing of these operations is a coincidence, but with the International Atomic Energy Agency about to release a new report on Iran's nuclear capabilities next week, some have speculated that Israel may be considering a strike against Iran.
Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Jerusalem.