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Israeli air force performs manoeuvres over the West Bank

February 17, 2014 at 1:49 am

Eyewitnesses and field monitors reported on Tuesday that the Israeli air force carried out air exercises over West Bank cities as a part of what is believed to be preparations for a third intifada. According to witness reports, there has been a heavy presence of Israeli military helicopters in groups of two and three over Palestinian cities of the West Bank.

Planes are flying across the skies of the West Bank at night, turning off their lights and flying at low altitude, witnesses said. However, those that fly during the day do so at high altitude, take up positions and stop in the sky several times.

Similar planes took vital part in targeting and assassinating Palestinian fighters during the Al-Aqsa Intifada, more widely known among Palestinians as the Second Intifada. Extensive exercises of Israeli fighter jets were also noticed this morning in the skies over the West Bank city of Tulkarm in what is believed to be part of preparations for a new, bloodier intifada.