Chief of Staff: IDF preparing for September events

Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz has ordered the IDF (Zahal) to maintain high alert due to threat of attacks on civilian and military targets

Date: 29/05/2011, 1:52 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz conducted a tour of the West Bank on Sunday (May 29) and visited the Judea and Samaria Brigade, as part of extensive preparations the IDF (Zahal) is undertaking ahead of September, out of concern that Palestinian groups will take advantage of various events expected to occur that month to stage violent and provacative demonstrations.

Lt. Gen. Gantz instructed commanders to prepare for violent disturbances and to maintain a high level of alert due to the threat of attacks on civilian and military targets.

Following the events of “Nakba Day” earlier this month, Lt. Gen. Gantz ordered the IDF (Zahal) to prepare for similar incidents.