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IDF officials tell southern community leaders no escalation expected with Gaza

Illustrative: A IDF military vehicle drives near the border with Gaza east of Bureij, on December 6, 2019. (Hassan Jedi/Flash90)
Illustrative: A IDF military vehicle drives near the border with Gaza east of Bureij, on December 6, 2019. (Hassan Jedi/Flash90)

Senior military officials in the Israel Defense Forces’ Gaza Division tell leaders of communities along the border with the Strip that they do not expect an escalation on Jerusalem Day tomorrow, Channel 13 news reports.

“We are prepared for any scenario, but the expectation is that it will be quiet in the [Gaza] envelope,” a senior officer is quoted as saying according to the network.

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