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  8/1/2014, Av 5, 5774

Reservists in Judea-Samaria Prepare for Long-Term Deployment


Lt. Colonel Yishai Gertler, a former infantry battalion commander who serves in the Ramallah area, told Arutz Sheva Friday that combat soldiers have received emergency stores with new and advanced equipment - and motivation is sky-high.

"The battalion was drafted very fast, we were here for two days before the war," Lt. Col. Gertler said, noting that emergency equipment was all that was available and that soldiers were still scrambling to get organized. Many of the soldiers have never dealt with this type of security situation before.