Six army battalions called up under emergency orders to meet growing threat on Egypt, Syria borders

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The IDF has issued emergency call up orders to six reserve battalions in light of new dangers on the Egyptian and Syrian borders. And the Knesset has given the IDF permission to summon a further 16 reserve battalions if necessary, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.

An IDF spokesperson said intelligence assessments called for the deployment of more soldiers.

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Filed under: * Economics, PoliticsDefense, National Security, Military* International News & CommentaryMiddle EastEgyptIsraelSyria

Posted May 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Br. Michael wrote:

This is serious.  Israel can’t call up the reserves for long and the more she calls up the less time she has before the economy starts to suffer.

In short when Israel calls up the reserves generally military action follows.

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