The Israeli army started on Sunday military exercises in the Jewish settlements built on the 1948 occupied Palestinian lands adjacent to the Gaza Strip.
The Hebrew website 0404 said that the military drills will be taking place in Sderot, Netivot and Ofakim settlements bordering the Gaza Strip and will continue for three days, during which the region will be witnessing an active movement of military vehicles.
The website, quoting a spokesman of the Israeli army, said that the exercises fall in line with annual military drills to maintain the efficiency and readiness of the Israeli forces.
The drills come at a time when the Hebrew media point at a possible rising tension with the Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, after assassinating the Tunisian pilot engineer Mohammed Zawari last Thursday since the Movement held the Israeli Mossad responsible for the assassination.
The Israeli army has intensified its military exercises on Gaza borders since its last 2014 summer aggression on the Strip in a bid to thwart any attempt to carry out resistance operations against military targets or Israeli settlements near the besieged enclave.
(Source / 18.12.2016)