The Israel Defense Forces are strengthening air defense systems and deploying more Iron Dome batteries across the country due to increased terrorist activity during the month of Ramadan.
In addition, soldiers from the specialized commando are supporting the police in Tel Aviv in facing a growing threat.
Security Measures in Tel Aviv
The soldiers began their mission on Monday at the order of Defense Minister Yoav Galant following the deadly attack on a Tel Aviv waterfront. The deployment seeks to increase security and prevent future terrorist attacks in the city.
A temporary ban on Jewish visits to the Temple Mount
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu temporarily banned Jewish visits to the Temple Mount until the end of the Muslim holy month.
This move was backed by Defense Minister Yoav Galant, Chief General Gadi Eizenkot, Shin Bet head Ronen Bar, and Commissioner Jacob Shabtai.
Criticism of the Prime Minister’s Decision
National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir criticized Netanyahu’s decision, calling it a “serious mistake” that could escalate the situation. However, the minister of Agriculture and member of the national security cabinet, Avi Dichter, defended the measure, arguing that the decision is reasonable when the security system issues alerts.
Preparing to face the threat
Israel continues to strengthen its defense systems and work to ensure its citizens’ security during increased terrorist activity.
Cooperation between the Israel Defense Forces, the police, and other security agencies is crucial to address these challenges and maintain regional stability.