Fearing a future war with Syria, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz
held a surprise drill inspection of two key military bases in northern
Israel on Sunday to ensure that they will be able to continue operating
in the event of significant missile attacks.
Commanders at the bases - one a critical ammunition depot and the other a
key maintenance base for IDF armored vehicles - were surprised when
Gantz and other senior officers arrived at the' gates of their bases to
review operations there.
A senior IDF officer who participated in the inspections said that they
were aimed at ensuring the military's readiness for a wide range of
scenarios including possible war with Syria as well as additional border
demonstrations like those held over the weekend.