IDF announces military drill amid tensions in southern Israel

The IDF announced that residents of southern Israel can expect to see increased traffic of vehicles and troops movements  in the areas around the city of Be’er Sheva and Ofakim, as part of a large-scale military exercise.

Sirens are scheduled to go off in the military’s Tze’elim training base at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, the army says.

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In case of a real emergency, another siren will be heard immediately after the first one.

PM Netanyahu and Defense Minister Liberman held a security assessment at the Gaza border earlier on Tuesday.

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“We are in the midst of a battle. There is an exchange of blows, and I can tell you that the IDF is prepared for every scenario. I am very impressed by what I saw here and I know that like me, all the citizens of Israel, believe in the IDF and give it backing for every possible development,” Netanyahu said.

Liberman said that “if we have to set out on a war, we will be able to bring down any enemy. We will determine the rules of the game, no one else will.”