Reservists who received emergency callup orders for September were surprised to learn of Thursday's denial by the Spokesman's Office of the Israel Defense Forces that no such orders were issued, as originally reported by Israel Defense. One such reservist showed his orders to Arutz Sheva. They include a note that reads, "This call is by the unusual approval of the Minister of Defense."
The emergency callup has been generated by the sensitive situation in the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas because of the PA's application for United Nations recognition as sovereign country. Turkey's recent rhetoric against the Jewish state is adding tension to the situation.