Tuesday, October 17th | 27 Tishri 5778

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe
August 28, 2013 3:07 pm

Israel Calls Up Reserves, Prepares for Possible Attack

avatar by JNS.org

Email a copy of "Israel Calls Up Reserves, Prepares for Possible Attack" to a friend

IDF soldiers. Photo: IDF.

JNS.org The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has called up reserve soldiers and placed additional Iron Dome batteries in the north as Western allies reportedly prepare to launch a military strike on the Syrian government for its use of chemical weapons.

According to IDF Chief of General Staff Benny Gantz, who briefed the Israeli security cabinet on Wednesday, the military considers it a “low probability” that Syria would strike Israel if Syria is attacked by the U.S. and Western allies.

But the IDF has called up a limited number of reservists as a precautionary measure. As part of the additional preparations, the Israeli Air Force has also deployed Iron Dome batteries in several cities including Haifa, Ashkelon and Eilat, and will place additional batteries in northern towns such as Amakim and Safed.

Related coverage

October 16, 2017 5:01 pm
0

Newly-Discovered Portions of Western Wall and Roman Theater Unveiled in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Large-scale excavations conducted in the Old City of Jerusalem for the past two years have revealed massive portions of...

Meanwhile, Israelis concerned about Syria’s use of chemical weapons flooded post offices and IDF Home Front Command distribution centers to obtain gas masks. Many Israelis were reportedly forced to wait for several hours in line for the masks.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Israelis to remain calm.

“There is no reason to change our routine,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “We are preparing for every eventuality. The IDF is ready to defend against any threat and to respond with force to any attempt to harm Israel’s citizens.”

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

Algemeiner.com