Amidst fears of war erupting with Hizbullah, the “Israeli” regime’s military forces had diverted from its traditional military principles.
The “Israel” Occupation Forces [IOF] had drawn up plans to evacuate settlements in the North in the event of war with Hizbullah, Haaretz had learned. The move marks a stark departure from consensus “Israeli” doctrine and is likely to spark heated debate.
According to Haaretz, the “Israeli” entity does not evacuate any settler neither does it abandon settlements under any military attack by an enemy, at any price; as any withdrawal from a single centimeter will be considered a failure, even a defeat.
Though, the report pointed that the IOF is not talking about withdrawing its forces but rather about an evacuation of settlers, as orderly as possible, from the conflict zone during hostilities to reduce casualties and enable the army to defend these locales more effectively.
Despite their awareness of the expected criticism, during this past year Kochavi and Home Front Command head Yoel Strick – who will replace Kochavi as head of Northern Command next year, when the latter becomes deputy chief of staff – have been formulating a comprehensive action plan called Safe Distance.
The plan, the details of which are being published here for the first time, is intended to be put into effect from the moment war breaks out in the north or, in the case of an intelligence warning, in the hours before the fighting begins.
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