Over the last few weeks there has been an increase in attacks coming from northern Samaria and attempts to shoot rockets into Israeli cities. We at the IDSF have therefore been pushing for a larger military operation, especially in the Jenin region, to destroy the terror infrastructure. Today there are more than 30 different armed groups carrying out these attacks. They have improved their improvised explosive devices and they are trying to build rockets.
The ongoing operations that the IDF has conducted in this region over the past year and a half have been successful. But they have not been enough to stop the buildup of these forces. There is also a large effort by Iran to finance this buildup and support the smuggling of weapons from Jordan. It is getting worse by the day.
The Palestinian Authority has no control of this area and the IDF and Shin Bet are needed to restore stability.
Members of the IDSF have conducted many recent interviews on this issue, and you can read more about what needs to be done.
|Thank you for standing with Israel,
|Brigadier General (res.) Amir Avivi
Founder and Chairman of IDSF Habithonistim
To stop terrorism in the West Bank, Israel needs an offensive and decisive strategy
To achieve this, Israel must transition from a strategy of deterrence and thwarting to a more offensive and decisive stance in Judea and Samaria. This can involve escalating pressure and intensifying efforts against terrorist organizations in Nablus and Jenin through surgical and limited military operations in these cities, at least as an initial phase.
A military operation should have a strategic focus on targeting the enemy’s core elements, including the elimination of terrorists and the destruction of their military and organizational infrastructure. By doing so, the operation will exert immense pressure on the terrorist organizations and infrastructure, prevent their reorganization, and eradicate the strongholds of terrorism in the area.