Skip Navigation

IDF's New Plan to Battle Terror in Jerusalem

IDF soldier salutes in Jerusalem's Old City (Photo: flickr/IDF)

The recent American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has only spurred greater anger and violence from the Palestinians. And now, The Jerusalem Post's Anna Ahronheim reports, the IDF is working to better fight Palestinian terrorism, both in the Holy City and elsewhere in the Holy Land:

The IDF has restructured its brigades and improved coordination with the police to battle terrorism in Jerusalem and the West Bank corridor surrounding it.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot approved the plan, which was drafted in the last few months by General Staff officers, including Judea and Samaria Division former commander Brig. Gen. Lior Carmeli and Binyamin Regional Brigade commander Col. Yuval Guez.

It includes a new joint-operations room for all security authorities, IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis told military reporters on Monday.

Defense officials plan to focus their efforts with police and border police on areas of east Jerusalem outside the security barrier.

According to Manelis, there has been a rise in Palestinians crossing into areas where the IDF is not present, posing significant problems...

Tags: Jerusalem , IDF , Terrorism

Previous Post

Next Post

Landscape photo of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock in the foreground.

Visit Israel

Here you’ll find an array of useful information on accommodations, transportation, exchanging currency, Israel's climate and customs, and much more. So get the most out of your trip to Israel with the help of The Fellowship.

Read More

About The Fellowship (IFCJ)

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) funds humanitarian aid to the needy in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world, promotes prayer and advocacy on behalf of the Jewish state, and provides resources that help build bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews.

Read More