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IDF Drill Simulates Incursion into Gaza

GOLAN HEIGHTS - FEBRUARY 21: In this photo provided by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) army paratroopers take part in a major military exercise February 21, 2007 in the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War. IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi said that …
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The Times of Israel reports: The Israel Defense Forces on Monday held a large-scale military drill simulating a ground incursion into the Gaza Strip.

The drill in the country’s Negev region, which involved infantry and armored corps, included exercises in urban warfare, with the city of Beersheba serving as a surrogate for Gaza’s cities, Channel 10 news reported.

The exercise came after a weekend flareup between Israel and the Hamas terror group in the Strip, in which some 200 rockets and mortar shells were fired at Israel and the IDF carried out multiple strikes inside the Palestinian enclave.

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