Leaked secret document: The Israeli Minister of Defense warns of a major uprising in the West Bank during Ramadan

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Israeli warnings continue of a possible uprising and escalation in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, coinciding with the advent of the holy month of Ramadan in a few days.

According to Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, a secret document leaked by Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant, warning of a major escalation in the situation at the occupied West Bank during the month of Ramadan.

According to the document, the fear of escalation in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem during the month of Ramadan will destroy the objectives of the war on the Gaza Strip.

Gallant says in the document that there is an upcoming security escalation in the month of Ramadan that requires the transfer of occupation forces from Gaza and the northern border to the West Bank.

The document quotes Gallant as saying that the reasons for the expected explosion are the increasing incitement, the economic situation in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and inflammatory statements by Israeli politicians.

He recommended easing restrictions on Palestinians entering al Aqsa mosque in order to reduce tension.

The document addresses the need to take steps within the framework of the security establishment’s preparations for a possible escalation in the West Bank.

The document indicates that the security escalation in the West Bank is in the interest of Hamas and Iran.

According to Gallant, security officials repeatedly presented to him a problematic reality in the West Bank that could get out of control.

He said, “Military Intelligence and the Shin Bet went as far as identifying this under a strategic warning of the outbreak of escalation in the region”.

According to Gallant, there are several factors that made Ramadan more sensitive this year, including the expansion of resistance and incitement operations on social networks, the deterioration of the economic situation in the West Bank, and the weakness of the Palestinian security services.

Gallant also points to irresponsible statements by Israeli political elements regarding Jerusalem and al Aqsa Mosque before Ramadan, in reference to extremist Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir.

Gallant points out in the document that there is a real opportunity for it to deteriorate into an unnecessary escalation in the West Bank and Palestine occupied in 1948, which will lead to the diversion of resources and the battle system from Gaza in a way that harms our ability to achieve the goals of the war.

The Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper quoted Gallant’s office as saying, “We regret the irresponsible leaks of sensitive materials,” as the office refused to comment on the document.

According to Yedioth Ahronoth, Gallant sent the warning document to the occupation chief of staff, Herzi Halevi, the head of the Shin Bet, Ronen Bar, the head of the Mossad, David Barnea, the head of the National Security Council, Tzachi Hanegbi, the Knesset Foreign Affairs Committee, and the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and Ministers at the war cabinet, Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot.

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