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Israeli Defense Minister Holds High-level Meetings on Unspecified ‘Security Incidents’

March 15, 2023

by: JNS

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Defense Minister Yoav Gallant visits the IDF’s Judea and Samaria Division.

Wednesday, 15 March 2023 | Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has held several situational assessments over the past 36 hours with regard to unspecified “security incidents.”

Gallant’s office released an unusually cryptic statement on Tuesday evening, revealing that the meetings were attended by top-ranking officials, including Israel Defense Forces [IDF] chief Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi and Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) head Ronen Bar.

According to the statement, the officials presented Gallant with preliminary findings related to the incidents, and that the defense minister had instructed them to “continue efforts to ensure the daily routine of Israeli citizens.”

The development comes after Israeli authorities launched an investigation into an explosion in northern Israel on Monday that seriously wounded a man driving along the Route 65 highway at the Megiddo Junction. Shareef ad-Din, from the Arab town of Salem, was wounded when an explosive device detonated at around 6 a.m. in an apparent roadside bombing.

The Shin Bet’s involvement in the probe suggests that the defense establishment believes the bombing may have been an act of terrorism.

However, it remains unclear whether the bombing is one of the incidents that prompted the situational assessments.

Posted on March 15, 2023

Source: (This article was originally published by the Jewish News Syndicate on March 15, 2023. See original article at this link.)

Photo Credit: Ariel Hermoni/Israeli Defense Ministry/

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