IDF sends more forces to West Bank, Jerusalem perimeter, Gaza border

The IDF will enlist soldiers to aid police in city centers throughout Israel, the security cabinet resolved on Tuesday.

October 13, 2015 20:54
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The IDF has deployed two additional battalions to its Judea and Samria Division, three companies to the Jerusalem-West Bank perimeter area, and two reinforcement battalions to the Gaza border, to deal with disturbances along the security fence there.

Earlier in October, the IDF deployed four battalions to the West Bank to take part in searches for the terror cell, and respond to the deteriorating security situation.

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Meanwhile, Channel 2 reported that Israel will instruct its military to bolster police forces currently patrolling cities that have been rocked by Palestinian attacks against Jewish passersby.

The IDF will enlist soldiers to aid police in city centers throughout Israel, the security cabinet resolved on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened senior government officials and defense chiefs to discuss possible steps to take after another day in which three Israelis were killed and over 20 were injured by Palestinian assailants.

According to Channel 2, the security cabinet will order army units to closely cooperate with police forces as they seek to maintain law and order in cities within Israel proper.

Soldiers will now be instructed to patrol crowded areas as well as construction sites.

During the cabinet session, Netanyahu raised a number of other proposals that have yet to be agreed upon by other ministers due to legal obstacles.

These include surrounding Arab neighborhoods in east Jerusalem and expediting the demolition of Palestinian homes belonging to the families of those committing acts of violence.

The ministers also mulled revoking residency permits from east Jerusalemites and their families, though nothing concrete has been decided on that front.

The IDF will also reinforce the Judea and Samaria Division by adding two battalions of soldiers. Three IDF companies will be added to bolster forces along the Green Line, and two other battalions will be deployed near the Gaza frontier.

Noam Amir contributed to this report.

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