- Shaky Truce Appears to Hold But IDF to Keep Gaza Reinforcements on Border
by JUDAH ARI GROSS, https://www.timesofisrael.com/
Eisenkot orders troops to remain on high alert, meets with senior officers from Southern Command after quiet returns to south following two days of intense fighting.
IDF chief Gadi Eisenkot ordered reinforcements to remain in place near the Gaza Strip and for troops there to remain on high alert Wednesday, following a security assessment with senior officers from the Gaza Division, as a shaky ceasefire appeared to hold after intense fighting earlier in the week.
On Wednesday afternoon, Eisenkot met with Southern Command chief Maj. Gen. Herzi Halevi, Gaza Division commander Brig Gen. Eliezer Toledano, and the head of the 162nd Armored Division, Brig. Gen. Oded Basiuk.
“As part of the situational assessment, it was decided to maintain the readiness of the troops and the heightened amount of troops in the [Gaza] Division’s region,” the army said in a statement.
The chief of staff also discussed “different ways of using force in the future,” the military said, without elaborating.