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October 14, 2015 10:18 am

Israeli Military Deploys Hundreds of Troops in Cities to Counter Attacks

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Hundreds of Israeli soldiers have been deployed to cities across the country. Photo: Twitter.

Hundreds of Israeli soldiers have been deployed to cities across the country. Photo: Twitter.

The Israeli military began deploying hundreds of troops in Israeli cities Wednesday to assist police forces in countering a wave of deadly Palestinian shooting and stabbing attacks that have created panic across the country.

The military’s deployment of six companies marks the first implementation of measures by Israel’s security cabinet to counter the attacks that have intensified dramatically in recent days. The cabinet met late into the night and announced steps early Wednesday that included allowing police to seal off points of friction or incitement. Many of the recent attackers have come from Arab areas of Jerusalem, prompting calls to seal off those neighborhoods to contain potential attackers.

Read full story at The Associated Press.

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