The Israeli military concluded a surprise exercise last night, under the direct oversight of IDF Chief of General Staff, Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi, designed to enhance the IDF Northern Command’s combat readiness.
The participating forces included the 36th and 91st Divisions, along with the Air Force, Ground Forces and the military’s Intelligence Directorate, among others. The Israeli forces drilled transition from routine to emergency activities, and an operational transition from defense to offense. According to Commanding Officer of the 9220 Battalion Lieutenant Colonel (Reserve) Yakir Avida, “We are at the conclusion of a surprise exercise right now. We were scrambled from our homes and work-places. Everyone, including the entire Brigade and Battalion was sent to our area, in order to practice and be prepared to defend the northern communities, the state of Israel, and win the war.”
The IDF spokesperson’s unit informed TV7 that “The Northern Command continues to promote various efforts to develop and acquire state-of-the-art weapons, deepening intelligence quality and objectives, planning processes, formulating military doctrine, and unceasing efforts to stop the enemy from accumulating intelligence.” It further underscored that “This is to ensure the security of Northern Israeli communities in routine life and emergency.”