Skip to comments.IDF Trains for ĎArab Spring' in Judea and Samaria
Posted on 07/23/2012 12:08:20 AM PDT by Nachum
A large-scale IDF exercise in Judea and Samaria, the first in three years, is preparing soldiers in the Menashe Brigade for a possible "Arab Spring" rebellion. The brigade is based near Jenin, located in central Samaria between the Mediterranean Coast and the Jordan River.
The drill tested main scenarios of a potential violent escalation in the region, including terrorist attacks on a local road, terrorists infiltrating a community and killing civilians, abduction of soldiers, numerous explosives set on a fence and more, military spokesmen reported on the IDF Website.
Forces from the Israeli Security Agency (ISA), Israeli Police, Israeli emergency medical services Magen David Adom, regular and reserve units, and community security bodies participated in the drill. Special Forces units participated, as did the Border Police's elite undercover special operations unit, the Sky Riders unit, and IAF forces.
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