IDF to deploy company to Tel Aviv to reinforce cops

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

Police at the scene of a terror attack on Dizengoff Street, in central Tel Aviv, March 9, 2023. (Avshalom Saassoni/Flash90)
Police at the scene of a terror attack on Dizengoff Street, in central Tel Aviv, March 9, 2023. (Avshalom Saassoni/Flash90)

The Israel Defense Forces says it is deploying one infantry company to assist police in Tel Aviv, given heightened tensions in the region following a series of terror attacks and rocket fire on Israel.

The move is made following orders by Defense Minister Yoav Gallant last night.

The company is currently in basic training. A statement from the military says the troops will be deployed tomorrow.

Soldiers in training have at times been deployed to Israeli cities to pair up with police officers, so they can spread out forces more, as police generally operate in pairs.

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