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Gantz sends all Border Police forces under IDF to aid enforcement in Lod

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz orders all Border Police companies currently assisting the Israel Defense Forces in West Bank operations to go to the central Israeli city of Lod and other mixed population towns experiencing unrest.

The move comes after the mayor of Lod requested assistance from the military to quell the violence.

Gantz’s office says the border guards will be sent to Lod immediately.

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