IDF preparing for large-scale war simulation drill this summer

There is also an important message to be conveyed to Hezbollah in the north, the Syrians in the east, and obviously to Iran, both in proximity and in distance.

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi overlooks a military exercise (photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi overlooks a military exercise
(photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
The IDF is preparing for a massive war drill, slated for this upcoming summer. The drill is expected to last a month, and will simulate a full-scale war, including with Gaza, and extending to the northern threat, which will be the main focus. 
The IDF said that the main goal is to have their forces prepared, but there is also an important message to be conveyed to Hezbollah in the north, the Syrians in the east and to Iran. 
This means that over the month of drills, everyone from the main IDF command centers to those in charge of day-to-day procedures will take part. 
Concurrently, ground troops will perform various practices out in the field, and will even extend to joint operations with the Israel Air Force. 
Many IDF reservists are expected to take part in the operation. 
The decision was finalized after several discussions took place among top military leadership, keeping in mind the rising number of coronavirus cases in the IDF. 
The General Staff Reconnaissance Unit is convinced that the COVID-19 vaccine will set things back to normal, enough to conduct a large-scale military operation such as this one. 
That said, assessments will take place closer to the drill's projected start date to examine the severity of coronavirus in the IDF, and how it might affect the month-long drill. 
Some 1,840 IDF members tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. As of Tuesday, some 11,921 are quarantining in their homes. In addition, some 62,183 IDF members have been vaccinated with the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. 

Jerusalem Post Staff contributed to this report.