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  9/16/2011, Elul 17, 5771

IDF Begins Reserve Callup


The Israel Defense Forces began a reserves callup on Friday, in anticipation of demonstrations and other disturbances that are expected to accompany the Palestinian Authority's application to the United Nations for recognition as an independent state. Members of a company from the regional defense force of the Binyamin Brigade received a recorded telephone message telling them to report for duty on Monday.

The IDF is increasing its forces of reserves and regulars within the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, in order to prevent mass marches by Arabs living in nearby PA villages and cities from reaching those communities. Dozens of soldiers are expected to join soldiers already stationed in each community.