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October 6, 2011 5:07 pm

IDF Tests Reserves Readiness for War In Yom Kippur Drill

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IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz surveys reserve troops. Photo: IDF Spokesperson.

YNet – The IDF is taking no chances on the eve of Yom Kippur. In an unusual and rare step, The IDF’s General Staff alerted two reserve divisions as part of an emergency drill in army bases in central and northern Israel. The purpose of the exercise was to test the soldiers’ level of response and readiness for war.

On Wednesday evening, at 6 pm, reserve soldiers received a phone call ordering them to report to their units immediately. The drill ended on Thursday at 4 pm.

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