Israeli Army to Hold ‘Wide-Scale Drill’ Simulating Invasion of Gaza City

The Israeli army is to hold a wide-scale drill ?simulating a ground operation in the besieged Gaza Strip, reported Israel Hayom.

The military confirmed that a scheduled wide-scale ?exercise simulating a ?ground incursion of Gaza City by the Southern Command’s 162nd ?Division will indeed go ahead this week.

Gaza City is the largest city in the besieged territory.

According to the news site,

Israel Hayom added that the exercise is the first of its kind in years, and that Southern Command officials believe the drill to be of great ?importance to the troops’ combat readiness.

Last month, Israeli media reported that the military had prepared plans for a full-scale invasion of the occupied Gaza Strip, in the event of a serious escalation in the south.

Source: Palestine Chronicle