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  5/6/2013, Iyar 26, 5773

Dichter: Israel Not on the Brink of War


Former director Avi Dichter of the Shabak Israel Security Agency said, Monday morning, that Israel is not facing the beginning of a war. Interviewed by Israel Defense Forces Radio, Dichter said the placement of Iron Dome anti-missile barriers in the north, followed by a ban on civilian aviation in the north, was not unusual. He called the steps reasonable, given the uncertainty of how the Damascus government and Lebanese terror group Hizbullah would react to weekend attacks on Damascus, attributed to Israel.

Dichter said Israel had to prepare as best as it can for a possible escalation and unforeseen scenarios but not to be hysterical.