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Due to the rise in Palestinian violence in Judea and Samaria, IDF commanders have been trained in the use of armed drones during counter-terrorism operations, according to the Israeli military.
Brigadier General Yaniv Alaluf and commander of the “Menashe” brigade Colonel Arik Moyal has recently been trained to operate an Air Force Assault Command Center that tracks and controls armed drones.
Israeli military conducts night operations in the West Bank as part of Operation Breakwater; in an attempt to suppress Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank, with a particular focus on the cities of Jenin and Shechem in northern Judea and Samaria. In the four months since it began, more than 2,050 counter-terrorism operations have been conducted, during which more than 1,500 wanted persons have been detained and hundreds of weapons have been seized.
As violence escalates, IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi warned that military activity in the West Bank could intensify if necessary. Speaking at a military conference on Monday, he placed some of the blame for the violence on the Palestinian Authority, whose security weakness is leading to a lack of government in parts of Judea and Samaria and an increase in terrorism. forces around the world has increased dramatically, and UAVs are now used in almost every operation. Drones played a big role in Operation Wall Guardian in May.According to data released by the IDF, over 11 days of hostilities involving Gaza groups, drones carried out about 643 sorties with a total flying time of 132.6 hours.
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