IDF chief said to warn West Bank ripe for major violent outbreak

(Worthy News) - IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot reportedly warned ministers this week that a major outbreak of violence was likely among Palestinians in the West Bank, due to PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ waning political influence and declining health.

During Sunday’s high-level security cabinet meeting, Eisenkot said a flare-up of attacks in the West Bank would require more troops than an escalation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip, highlighting the severity of the threat, according to a Hadashot television report on Thursday evening.

He estimated there was a “60-80 percent” chance of such a scenario unfolding, according to the report. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More...) ]

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