The Israel Defense Force sought to reassure the public amidst the possibility of foreign intervention with Syria in a special announcement. Brigadier General Yoav Mordechai stated on Wednesday, "the IDF is examining all developments at all hours. The IDF Home Front Command is tasked with responding to the needs of the population. There is no need to change the daily routine of life. Any change will be instituted only if necessary and every citizen will be informed by the most comprehensive means of information dissemination."
There has been a rush for government-issued gas masks this week. There have also been reports on Wednesday of deployment of Patriot missiles in the northern region.