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Gantz okays calling up 1,000 more reservists to assist in COVID fight

Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks to IDF Home Front Command soldiers, during a visit to the southern city of Ashdod, September 14, 2020. (Flash90)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks to IDF Home Front Command soldiers, during a visit to the southern city of Ashdod, September 14, 2020. (Flash90)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz signs an order allowing 1,000 more reservists to be called up, citing the rise in coronavirus cases.

The soldiers will be enlisted to Israel Defense Forces units taking part in the COVID-19 fight.

“We will continue to assist in the national effort and, in light of the morbidity figures and a situational assessment we held on the matter, the IDF will augment its operations with all means and in all areas as needed,” Gantz says in a statement.

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