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Israel: IDF Simulates War Call-Up in Prepration for Possible Middle East War

By Yoav Zitun – “The IDF is taking no chances on the eve of Yom Kippur. In an unusual and rare step, The IDF’s General Staff alerted two reserve divisions as part of an emergency drill in army bases in central and northern Israel. The purpose of the exercise was to test the soldiers’ level of response and readiness for war.

On Wednesday evening, at 6 pm, reserve soldiers received a phone call ordering them to report to their units immediately. The drill ended on Thursday at 4 pm.

“The timing is more than a coincidence and is part of the army’s preparation for the upcoming days in light of changes in the region,” Head of the Operations Division’s Inspection Department, Col. Shlomi Fayer said. “The two divisions were duly found to be highly ready and capable.”

A check conducted by the Inspection Department revealed that 90% of the soldiers who were alerted reported for the drill. Commanders were on full attendance.” Read more.

Israel: High alert on Yom Kippur for fear of riots – “Security and rescue forces are on high alert ahead of Yom Kippur with reinforced deployment in sensitive areas. The Magen David Adom emergency services have raised their alert to the highest level, while police are gearing up for possible riots mainly in the north following the arson of a mosque in Tuba Zangaria. Riots are also feared in the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem around Friday prayers. The IDF will impose full closure on the West Bank which will be lifted on Saturday at midnight. Passage will only be approved in medical, humanitarian and unusual cases and subject to the Civil Administration’s approval.” Read more.

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