The IDF has mobilized an Iron Dome anti-rocket battery in the South and has
carried out additional measures to prepare for any escalation of attacks from
Gaza, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon announced on Wednesday.
tour of a Givati Brigade drill in the Binyamin region, Ya’alon put the onus on
Hamas for the recent attacks from the Gaza Strip, including Tuesday’s sniper
shooting that killed Salah Shukri Abu Latyef, a Defense Ministry contract worker
on the border fence. Abu Latyef was buried in Rahat on Wednesday.
Hamas fail to restrain other terror groups from firing on Israel, Gaza will not
experience quiet,” Ya’alon warned. “I hope that Hamas and the other
organizations understood this matter, and will calm down.
safety, we are prepared for the possibility of an escalation.”
after the sniper attack and after the IDF launched its broadest retaliation
since Operation Pillar of Defense in November 2012, the southern border remained
calm on Wednesday, raising hopes that the truce could be salvaged. The Gaza
Division remained on high alert.
Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this
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