IDF official: ‘Can’t promise there won’t be terror escalation during Ramadan’

The Jerusalem Post reports: “IDF Operations Commander Maj. Gen. Oded Bassiuk on Wednesday said that he cannot promise that Palestinian terrorism will not escalate leading into the Muslim month of Ramadan just over the horizon.

Speaking from the INSS conference, he said, ‘We are seeing murderous terrorism,’ from Palestinians in the West Bank, with the IDF leading a ‘huge intelligence revolution to combat this and defend the area and on the border with actions to thwart’ terrorism.

‘This is our mission at all times. Most of what is happening with the Palestinians now are internal issues. There is a struggle about what will happen the day after,’ Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas dies…”

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