IDF to send 2 companies to reinforce cops in Jerusalem, seam zone

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

IDF soldiers are seen operating along the West Bank barrier, in an image published by the military on April 2, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces, file)
IDF soldiers are seen operating along the West Bank barrier, in an image published by the military on April 2, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces, file)

The Israel Defense Forces says it is deploying two infantry companies to assist police in the Jerusalem area and in Israeli towns near the West Bank security barrier.

The decision is made following a new assessment top army officials held.

The companies are of the Givati and Golani brigades who are currently in basic-training. A statement from the military says the troops will be deployed tomorrow.

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