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IDF Ups Alert in North over Concerns of Hezbollah Terror Attack

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi toured northern Israel on Saturday, less than a day after the military upped its alert in the northern command out of concern of an attack by Hezbollah following threats by the terrorist group over the death of one of its fighters.

Defense Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz, who also took part in the situation assessment, instructed the IDF to continue to increase readiness in the north and to use the necessary measures in order to prevent any violation of Israeli sovereignty.

According to a statement released by his office, Gantz warned that Lebanon and Syria would “bear direct responsibility for any action taken from their territory.”

The military also moved some troops deeper into Israel out of their positions directly along the border, so that they would not be a target for Hezbollah. (JPost / VFI News)