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Amid Soaring Tension, Israel Drills for Hamas Attack

IDF soldier scouts Gaza border (Photo: flickr/IDF)

As we report in today's Daily Dispatch, the IDF has uncovered a terror tunnel from Gaza to Israel. Now, The Times of Israel tells us, the heightened tensions along the southern border have led to Israel readying for a Hamas attack:

Soldiers and emergency response teams simulated a Hamas incursion into Israeli territory, including an attack on an Israeli kibbutz near the border and the taking of hostages by terrorists. The exercise, which was held at Kibbutz Erez, included troops overpowering the terrorists in the community’s dining hall.

Participants in the drill included the army, the police, Magen David Adom medics, the fire department, civilian response teams and others.

The report also said that although Israel believes Hamas does not want a new war now, the IDF has in recent days completed preparations for any outbreak of conflict.

It added that the army has boosted its deployment adjacent to the Gaza border in preparation for such an eventuality...

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