Israeli occupation Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi reportedly told commanders on Sunday that the military is gearing up to be on heightened alert for a month or more, following tensions in the occupied territories during the recent weeks.
Channel 13 news reported that Kohavi made the remarks in Tel Aviv, where he was visiting soldiers sent to reinforce police.
According to the report, Kohavi told the commanders they should be ready for a second so-called “Operation Guardian of the Walls,” referring to the 11-day Israeli war on Gaza in May 2021.
He also reportedly said that Palestinian Islamic Jihad could fire rockets from the Gaza Strip, after three of the Resistance group’s operatives were martyred by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank on Saturday.
A series of recent retaliatory operations by Palestinians killed 11 people in the last two weeks in the occupied territories.
The tensions have come as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins.
Source: Israeli media