Occupation Forces conduct military exercises near Gaza Strip for full day

PNN/Bethlehem/

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Thursday announced their plan to conduct military exercises throughout the day in areas surrounding the Gaza strip, with the goal of preparing against Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets.

The official website of the Israeli Occupation Forces stated that the training would begin in the afternoon and that it would only last one day.

The website also stated that the training is a part of the IOF’s 2015 strategy aimed at preparing the army against potential future risks.

The exercise coincides with the anniversary of Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s war on the Gaza strip last summer which resulted in over 2,250 casualties, the majority of whom were civilians.