Israeli army to simulate Gaza seizure in military maneuvers

[ PIC 07/11/2013 – 02:18 PM ]


NAZARETH, (PIC)– Yediot Aharonot newspaper reported that the Israeli army is preparing to conduct a large-scale military drill in the city of Ashkelon at the end of November, simulating Gaza seizure.

It pointed out that thousands of soldiers, jeeps, and military vehicles will soon flood Ashkelon to participate in unprecedented training exercise of Gaza seizure.

The paper quoted military sources as saying that the army chose Ashkelon after searching for a city that has similar features to Gaza and reaching the conclusion that Ashkelon was the closest fit; like Gaza, the city lies near the beach and has many old neighborhoods.

It said the preparations for the large-scale military drill are being handled in the “Gaza Division”, created for the purpose of controlling the Gaza Strip after the breakout of the first Intifada in 1987.

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