IDF’s New Plan to Battle Terror in Jerusalem
The Fellowship | January 31, 2018
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…