IDF Top Brass Meet With Golan Mayors to Address Security Situation

The meeting between IDF officials and council of the Golan, Wednesday. (IDF Spokesman)

The IDF’s top brass met with mayors and local community leaders on the Golan Heights Wednesday, following a highly unusual call by the IDF Tuesday evening to open public bomb shelters in the area.

As part of the meeting, the commanders briefed the heads of the local authorities regarding the situational assessment and discussed the preparedness of the communities and the civilian front, the IDF said in a statement.

The meeting was led by IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, the Commander of the Northern Command, Maj.-Gen. Yoel Strick, the Home Front Command Commander, Major General Tamir Yadai, and Brigadier General, Brigadier General Amit Fisher.

Representatives from the towns of Katzrin, Majdal Shams, Masadah, Bukataa, Ein Qiniyye and the Golan regional council were also in attendance, the army says.

Eizenkot expressed his great appreciation for the leadership and the civilian strength shown by the heads of the local authorities and citizens in the Golan Heights.