1,000 IDF Reservists Activated by Emergency Call Up

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idfFollowing the Security Cabinet decision to approve a limited call-up of IDF reservists, one thousand reservists have been called to duty with “tzav 8” emergency orders.

The reservists called to duty include rocket defense systems’ operators, intelligence community personnel, air force personnel and soldiers assigned to the Homefront Command.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced on Wednesday, 22 Elul 5773 that the nation’s military stands ready for any and every eventuality, instructing citizens to carry on with the normal daily routine.

In the IDF’s Northern Command, soldiers scheduled to head home for Shabbos leave are being told they must remain as a US strike against Syria appears imminent.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)