IDF General: Northern border quiet

Northern Command General gives assurances as Home Front drill begins.

May 23, 2010 18:37
IDF General: Northern border quiet

IDF on Lebanese border 248.88. (photo credit: AP)


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The border with Lebanon is quieter than ever, Israel Radio quoted Northern Command, Major General Gadi Eizenkott as saying Sunday.

Eizenkott, who was speaking to a forum composed of leaders of communities living in the "Conflict Zone" in the North of the Galilee, said that neither Israel nor Lebanon has any interest in escalation.

PM: Drill is routine, not retaliatory

Eizenkott was quoted as saying, "the Galilee hasn't known a period of quiet such as this one almost since the establishment of the State of Israel."

The Northern Command Major General was speaking prior to the opening of Israel's annual National Home Front defense drill, "Turning Point 4". The five day drill, which began Sunday, "is aimed at improving national preparedness and responses of the home front to emergencies," according to the IDF's website. 

Eisenkot said that the IDF would, "continue to act to maintain this quiet."

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