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February 28, 2013 1:45 am

IDF Gears Up for Judea, Samaria Escalation

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Screen shot of Riots outside Ofer Prison February 15, 2013. Photo: Channel 2

Ynet- The IDF’s Central Command completed a special workshop on Wednesday, training combat soldiers to contend with the escalation in the West Bank. Brigade and company commanders, servicemen and reservists, all took part in the preparations which included Palestinian, violent protest dispersal simulations.

As a result of Palestinian injuries sustained during protest dispersals in the West Bank, IDF forces have been practicing the rules of engagement. A senior Central Command officer told Ynet that this is in preparation of “a month of unrest and contending with wide-ranging escalation.”

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