After meeting for several hours on Wednesday, 22 Elul 5773, the Security Cabinet during the afternoon announced approval for the IDF to begin calling up a limited number of reservists. While the prudent step is being taken, the IDF and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon continue to stress at the time being, there is no reason for anyone to break from their daily routine.
The military stresses it stands ready “for any eventuality” as the nation’s leaders continue to release messages of calm.
With the U.S. threatening to attack Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons, Israel fears that Syria may respond with an attack on Israel.
The IDF says the mobilization will include civil-defense units and reservists in air and rocket-defense units.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)