IDF predicts extreme violence in Israeli-Arab cities during future war

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IDF predicts extreme violence in Israeli-Arab cities during future war
The military believes that religious incitement surrounding the Temple Mount and personal reasons are driving Palestinians to attack Israelis. Here is how it is fighting back.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Published: MAY 17, 2022

The IDF is preparing for twice the amount of violence within Israeli-Arab cities than during last year's anti-Hamas operation in the Gaza Strip, in the event of a new conflict. During the 11-day fighting last year, there was heavy rioting in those areas as well as mixed Israeli-Arab cities such as Lod and Jaffa. Two people were killed and several civilians were injured. As part of an ongoing IDF drill, the military will simulate scenarios where there is even heavier rioting, two times the level of violence seen last year.

The military wants to be able to send troops before violence breaks out, and not in response to the violence and will work to keep roads open in areas in the Negev and in the Wadi Ara area of northern Israel. In addition, with tensions high in the West Bank and Jerusalem, the Israeli military continues to view its crackdown on terrorism on all six fronts, including inside the country as its top priority despite being in the midst of the largest exercise in its history.

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