Gantz instructs IDF to be prepared for increased tensions in north

Defense Minister Benny Gantz held a situational assessment along with IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi, Director-General of the Defense Minister Maj.-Gen.(ret.) Amir Eshel and Head of the Operations Directorate Brig.-Gen. Shlomi Binder on Thursday. 

Following the assessment, Gantz instructed the defense establishment "to prepare for any scenario in which tensions increase in the northern arena - including defense and offense readiness," his office said.

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