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Netanyahu to deploy reinforcements along Gaza border

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided, on Thursday, to deploy reinforcement forces along the Gaza fence following a security briefing, Ma’an News has reported.

According to Hebrew-language news outlets, after consulting with Israeli security officials, Netanyahu decided to send deploy reinforcement forces, including reservist soldiers, and artillery battalion to the Gaza fence.

Sources pointed out that the number of reinforcements forces would be tripled, in addition to a large number of additional military vehicles, bulldozers, warplanes, autopilot aircrafts, and air ambulances.

READ: Israel army cancels leave for soldiers stationed on Gaza fence

Earlier this week, Netanyahu was due to appear in person at the AIPAC, the largest pro-Israel lobby in the US, conference in Washington, however, cut his trip short to deal with recent escalation in Gaza, during which seven Palestinians were injured, 13 families were left homeless, and 30 buildings were completely destroyed.

In satellite address from Tel Aviv City, in central Israel, Netanyahu told the annual conference of AIPAC that Israel will “do whatever is necessary to defend our people and to defend our state.”

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