Gantz conducts surprise test of IDF kidnapping response

13.11.2011                      16.Cheschwan. 5772

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Gantz conducts surprise test of IDF kidnapping response

IDF simulates soldier abduction, terrorist infiltration scenarios in Jordan Valley amid growing threats of possible kidnapping of Israeli soldiers.

IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz conducted a surprise inspection of division 162 in the Jordan Valley on Sunday morning, to check its readiness and response for a potential kidnapping of an Israeli soldier.
The scenario according to which the division was tested included a soldier being abducted by Palestinian terrorists and moved between a number of vehicles as well as a number of villages in the Jordan Valley area. On the sidelines of the kidnapping the scenario included a terrorist infiltration into a Israeli settlement in the area….