Photo: Barel Efraim
Vehicles during the exercise
Photo: Barel Efraim

Hamas infiltration drill held in south

Security forces hold a large-scale drill in southern communities to simulate a mass infiltration by Hamas forces attempting to kidnap and kill civilians.

The Southern Command held a drill Tuesday in and around communities near the Gaza Strip that simulated a variety of scenarios that included mass infiltration of Hamas fighters via tunnels, the sea and the air.



One of the extreme scenarios rehearsed concerned a special commando unit of Hamas fighters that would quickly infiltrate a southern city, such as Sderot, using motorcycles to kill and kidnap as many people as possible.


Video footage of the security drill    (צילום: בראל אפרים)

Video footage of the security drill


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Soldiers participating in the drill (Photo: Barel Efraim) (Photo: Barel Efraim)
Soldiers participating in the drill (Photo: Barel Efraim)


As part of the drill, a school in the Eshkol Regional Council was cleared by IDF forces and community security officers, with students and staff quickly ushered onto buses and evacuated.


During the drill, forces from the IDF, Israel Police, Border Police, IAF, Navy, MDA, Shin Bet and Home Front Command all participated and cooperated.


Cooperation of forces (Photo: Ido Erez) (Photo: Ido Erez)
Cooperation of forces (Photo: Ido Erez)


The Gaza Division is operating according to a doctrine that the next attack by Hamas will occur without prior intelligence warning, as Hamas will attempt to project a picture of victory early on after surprising Israel before the IDF has a chance to mobilize reinforcements and maneuver.


פרסום ראשון: 12.06.16, 21:17
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