Saturday night, July 14, the Israeli military announced nationwide IDF exercises would be conducted until the end of the week – an effective measure for placing the armed forces on the ready for war.
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An Israeli ultimatum has been issued to Hamas to halt its various forms of anti-Israel violence from the Gaza Strip – ranging from rocket fire on civilian communities; protests riots on the border fence as the pretext for terrorist attacks and infiltration; and the destructive incendiary balloon and kites.
Another key decision depends on the outcome of the Trump-Putin summit on Monday, July 16 in Helsinki, with regard to the continued presence of Iran in Syria.
For dealing with flareups on the two fronts – north and south – the Israeli military needs roads cleared of heavy traffic and open skies.
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