IDF on Highest Alert in N. Israel Since Second Lebanon War

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idftIt was a tense weekend along Israel’s northern border as the IDF continues fortifying with additional soldiers, tanks and armored vehicles. The level of heightened alert is reportedly the highest since the Second Lebanon War in 2006. IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz canceled a planned visit to Europe to travel north on Friday and Shabbos to personally oversee the situation along the border.

A training even was ordered on erev Shabbos involving the air force and ground forces to prepare troops for any eventuality. A stream of tanks was seen heading north of erev Shabbos as Gantz is not taking any chances. B’chasdei Hashem the border remains quiet, albeit tense.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon visited Northern Command and was briefed on the situation by Intelligence Chief Major-General Yoav Har-Even and senior N. Command officers.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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  1. Why when it comes to this type of things there is a media black out in Israel and we only hear from chutz la’aretz?
    Aren’t we allowed to know what is happening in our tiny country?!