Defense Minister Yoav Gallant orders troops to prepare for a potential escalation, following a visit to the military’s Central Command headquarters in Jerusalem.
“Gallant directed the commanders to act aggressively and uncompromisingly in the war on terrorism in general and its perpetrators in particular… and to prepare for an escalation in the various arenas,” his office says.
The new minister receives a briefing from commanders regarding the military’s West Bank operations.
“There will be no compromise in the fight against Palestinian terrorism. We will act in every way in order to thwart terror attacks and threats against the citizens of Israel, while using all the means at our disposal,” Gallant says in remarks provided by his office.