IDF Calls Off Major Drill, Puts Forces On Alert Amid Fears Of Hezbollah Attack


The Israel Defense Forces on Saturday postponed a massive exercise scheduled for next week in light of ongoing concerns of a reprisal attack by the Lebanese Hezbollah terror group that continued to issue threats.

The military said it had also begun preparing ground, air and naval troops for the possibility of an outbreak of violence in northern Israel, specifically in the Galilee region.

“In the past week, IDF troops — including ground, air, naval and intelligence forces — have improved their preparedness for a variety of scenarios in the area of the Northern Command and the Galilee Division,” the army said in a statement.

“Reservist who were invited to the exercise have received a message with the updated times for their arrivals,” the IDF said.

Read more at Times of Israel.



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