Israeli Air Force unreliable in wars if more pilots refuse service
The Israeli Air Force is considered to be a central power to the entity's war capabilities and a key element to its military action plans.
A state of anxiety is engulfing the Israeli occupation government and military leadership over the possibility that the Air Force would become unreliable in any future wars due to a growing number of troops announcing their refusal to show up for service in objection to the judicial overhauls, Israeli media reported on Friday.
Recent anti-judicial reforms have positioned two political camps in the face of each other, with one being led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the other by former Prime Minister Yair Lapid who also leads the opposition, in a head-butting competition.
Behind closed doors, Israeli Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi warned that it is expected that mass tensions across the entity could "divide the army," Israeli media revealed.
Sounding the alarm, Israeli media stressed that the greatest fear in "Israel" today lies in the disintegration of its "army from within," adding that the last days were very difficult for the military's senior leadership.
The current state of internal affairs has been described by senior officials and media outlets as one of the most dangerous periods that the occupation entity has ever faced.
The Israeli Air Force is considered to be a central power to the entity's war capabilities and a key element to its military action plans, which prompted the government to raise the alarm on the ongoing duty ditch.
According to Israeli media, the growing social schism resulted in a "toxic public atmosphere" among occupation settlers.
So far, thousands of reservists, which constitute the core pillar of the IOF, have declared they will end their service if judicial reform plans proceed.
Israeli news outlets pointed out that, according to the army's assessment, hundreds of reservists will join their peers in boycotting service by the end of this week and earlier next week. It is also possible that a number of permanent combat members in some units will announce their decision to demobilize or not to extend their contracts, the agencies added.
The media warned that this scenario will "damage the efficiency of the Israeli army in general, and the air force in particular, and this information was conveyed, as it is, to Security Minister Yoav Gallant and to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."
The Chief of Staff is putting on huge efforts to appear calm and reassured, while Gallant is maintaining silence. As for Netanyahu, it does not seem like he intends to back down from the judicial amendments, and this affects the interior front and the Israeli military.
As of last Wednesday, huge efforts were still being made to reach a broad agreement regarding the "reasonableness law" - a bill that limits some powers of the Israeli Supreme Court - with the help of legal professionals. However, Netanyahu claims that if he bows to pressure from the opposition, he will not have a government a week later.
Air Force members are accusing Netanyahu of "leading Israel towards dictatorship," while some pilots said, "Unless the plan is stopped, no attack will be carried out on Iran's nuclear facilities."
The settlers headed to occupied Al-Quds, in what was called the "night of confrontation." The demonstrators closed several central streets in "Tel Aviv", Haifa, and "Ra'anana", expressing their refusal to continue the amendment aimed at canceling the pretext of "unreasonableness", which allows the Supreme Court to annul government decisions.
The occupation entity has been witnessing, for about 28 weeks, unprecedented protests against the judicial amendments, which the Netanyahu government insists on approving, with continued warnings that it would lead to a "dangerous rift inside Israel."