IDF carries out drill in West Bank settlements, northern communities mirroring Oct. 7 attack

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The Israel Defense Forces recently carried out a drill simulating a potential massive attack on West Bank settlements and communities in northern Israel bordering the Green Line, similar to the October 7 onslaught in southern Israel.

The drill, which took place sometime in the past week, was first reported by Channel 12 news and later confirmed to The Times of Israel.

According to military sources, the drill is part of a series of various scenarios that the IDF is preparing for in the West Bank, in light of Hamas’s October 7 attacks on southern Israel in which some 1,200 people were killed, most of them civilians and 240 taken hostage.

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