Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino. (Photo: Gideon Markowicz/Flash90) Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino. (Photo: Gideon Markowicz/Flash90)


Rocket fire and calls for terror throughout country by both Hamas and Fatah prompt emergency deployment of thousands of police officers.

Police Comissioner Yohanan Danino has ramped up police presence throughout Israel to full force Wednesday in light of increased rocket fire on the South and Hamas’s breaching of a temporary truce.

Thousands of police deployed across the country will continue to work to maintain public safety and public order, Danino said.

“The deployment will be adjusted according to new developments,” he said. “The Israel police is prepared for any possible scenario.”

More than 100 rockets were fired since Hamas violated a six-day ceasefire Tuesday evening; the IDF conducted airstrikes on 80 terror targets throughout Gaza in retaliation.

Danino’s declaration surfaces as Hamas  and Fatah have both issued calls for their followers to attack Israeli civilians and security forces in Judea and Samaria, as well as throughout Israel, in solidarity with Gaza-based terrorists.

Earlier Wednesday, a stabbing attack against an IDF soldier was thwarted in Samaria, at a checkpoint near Shechem (Nablus).

This article appeared on Israel National News.