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IDF calls up reservists for surprise exercise in south
Southern Command's reserve forces will drill different operational scenarios, with an emphasis put on threats on the southern front, after 5 rockets fired at Israel from Gaza since early Feb.
The IDF's Southern Command called up its reserve forces for a surprise exercise on Sunday amid a recent increase in rockets fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel.

 

 

As part of the exercise, reserve forces will drill a variety of operational scenarios, with an emphasis put on threats on the southern front.

 

The IDF said the exercise was planned in advance, and that an increased movement of military vehicles and IDF troops will be felt in southern and central Israel.

 

Archive photo: Surprise exercise on southern border (Photo: Barel Efraim)
Archive photo: Surprise exercise on southern border (Photo: Barel Efraim)

 

A Code Red rocket alert siren was sounded at the Eshkol Regional Council shortly before 12pm on Sunday, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

 

On Saturday, a rocket launched from Gaza landed in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In retaliation for the rocket on Saturday, IDF tanks and IAF fighter jets attacked two Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip.

 

It was the fifth rocket that fell inside Israel since early February, and the 8th security incident on the border area within that time.

 

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