A report to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee indicates that intelligence officials do not expect Palestinian violence in September. It predicts peaceful protests, but recommends activating reserves as a precaution according to sources at Ynet.The report, which was presented to the Knesset committee on Wednesday, claims that Palestinians view violence as counter-productive.
Also, it recommends the activation of reserve units because there is concern that one incident of violence could ignite a violent conflict.
The Palestinian Authority plans to seek recognition of a Palestinian state at the UN in September. The resolution is expected to pass in the General Assembly, but because of America’s stated intention to veto it, it is seen as a mostly symbolic.
There has been significant speculation over how the Palestinians will respond to the result of the bid. Israel has dedicated significant resources to preparing for a wide range of outcomes. In addition to intelligence reports and the activation of reserves, Israel has spent 75 million NIS on new and additional non-lethal weapons.