Security alert amid Yom Kippur: Israeli media
Israeli media channels discuss the Israeli security alert, disclosing that its security institutions receive hundreds of warnings every day, with increasing fear that numerous fronts would ignite.
The Israeli Channel 13 military correspondent, Or Heller, confirmed that "Israel" will witness "a general closure in various Palestinian regions tomorrow, on the occasion of Yom Kippur," pointing out that "a state of alert is spreading throughout Israel, amid many security warnings."
The correspondent noted that "eyes are on all fronts, from the south to the north," indicating the ongoing Israeli worry over several fronts igniting simultaneously in any clash or operations launching from multiple fronts.
"Hundreds of warnings are arriving daily to the security and military institutions, before Yom Kippur," Itai Blumenthal, the military affairs correspondent for the Israeli Kan channel said, adding that the occupation forces have deployed reinforcements along contact points and city centers "for fear of implementation."
On the other hand, Israeli Channel 12 reported on the escalating tension along the separation wall, particularly during the "holiday period in September and October," noting the strengthening of firefighting forces in the Gaza envelope area in anticipation of an increase in balloon-caused fires. The Gaza Strip has initiated incendiaries.
According to Israeli media, the first fire broke out today in the Gaza Strip community of Netiv Haasra as a result of an incendiary balloon thrown from the Strip.
Meanwhile, the military affairs correspondent for Israeli Channel 13 stated that "what happened today, Saturday, on the northern border of occupied Palestine with Lebanon (in reference to the Lebanese army's response to an occupation force's breach of the withdrawal line and the firing of smoke bombs), is... within the framework of "Hezbollah's desire and efforts to exert pressure on the borders."
He added that the Israeli army's goal is to redraw the borderline and the line of contact along the border with Lebanon, to prepare for a "possible confrontation."
IOF ready for "confrontation"
Brigadier General Nadav Lotan, commander of the occupation army's 162nd Division, stated yesterday that the threat has become more tangible to "Israel" in Lebanon, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the Palestinian territories occupied in 1948, in addition to the Syrian arena and missile threats from other areas. The occupation army, like Iraq and Yemen, is prepared for an escalation that "may occur gradually on several fronts."
In mid-September, Israeli media confirmed that Israeli settlers would celebrate Yom Kippur in light of an unprecedented social rift, coinciding with great tensions.
It stated that "there are more than 200 warnings from the Shin Bet regarding the intention of Palestinian organizations to carry out operations in the West Bank."
A quick recap
A week ago, Israeli media outlets said that Yom Kippur would be celebrated by Israeli settlers amid an unprecedented social divide and significant security tensions.
Alon Ben David, a military affairs expert for the Israeli Channel 13, said that this year's event will occur amidst a backdrop of over 200 potential security threats already on the radar of the Shin Bet.
A substantial portion of these alerts warn of possible kidnapping operations executed by Palestinian Resistance groups in the occupied West Bank that target Israeli occupation forces or settlers.
On September 8, military analyst Shai Levi told Israeli Channel 12, that the Israeli security establishment has recorded attempts by Palestinian Resistance groups to acquire weapons that will allow them to "carry out more deadly attacks against Israelis and security forces in the field."
Levi added, "Palestinian militants, most of them from Jenin, Nablus, and Tulkarm, are putting a lot of effort into building rocket [production] infrastructure, car bombs, and original explosive devices (professionally made explosive devices)."