IDF announces military drill in southern Israel

IDF announces military drill 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 Ashkelon, as part of a large-scale military exercise.

On Sunday afternoon, a military exercise will begin in the city of Ashkelon and in the area adjacent to the Gaza border, the IDF said in a statement.

IDF announces military drill in southern Israel (2).jpg

The exercise is the divisional drill of the Gaza Division and is another step in the process of improving the IDF’s readiness for combat in Gaza.

The exercise, which will end on Wednesday morning, was planned in advance as part of the 2019 training program.