woensdag 28 maart 2012

Alle verloven in Israël ingetrokken

Normaal gesproken is de Pesachperiode een periode waarin de IDF massaal naar huis wordt gestuurd om de seidermaaltijd in familiekring te vieren. Chef-staf Benny Gantz heeft echter alle verloven ingetrokken, dat schrijft Ynet.

Chief of Staff Benny Gantz has ordered all IDF units to cancel their traditional Passover breaks so that they can operate in full capacity over the upcoming holdiay, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday.

The implication of the decision is that for the first time in many years, all IDF units will maintain their regular operations and remain on full alert throughout the holiday.

Over the years, an army-wide break during Passover became a tradition followed by all major military units, including the Air Force, Navy and intelligence corps. The IDF's headquarters in Tel Aviv is also traditionally deserted during the holiday.

But as noted, the longtime tradition will be broken this year, as soldiers will have to divide their vacation days among themselves in order to ensure that their units maintain their full capacity to operate if needed.
Ynet schrijft de beslissing toe aan de situatie in Iran, zelf verwacht ik dat het te maken heeft met de Jeruzalemmars aanstaande vrijdag en de eventuele derde intifada die daardoor uit voort kan vloeien.

Oorzaak: Vrijdag aanstaande en eventueel gevolg