18.02.2011 14.Adar l, 5771
IDF prepares over fears of Egypt-style W. Bank demos
Military begins building rapid-response teams, identifying strategic vantage points throughout territories to be used to contain potential marches, protests by Palestinians.
Concerned by the prospect of the Palestinians replicating Egypt-style mass demonstrations with dozens of simultaneous marches and protests in the West Bank, the IDF is beginning to build rapid-response forces and to identify vantage points throughout the territories that could be used to contain such protests.
The IDF’s Central Command assesses that the Palestinians could resort to so-called nonviolent resistance, on a scale previously unknown to Israel, in the absence of peace negotiations….