Israeli military holds surprise West Bank drill

March 1, 2015 5:12 PM

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military said it had mobilized some 13,000 soldiers for an unannounced drill on Sunday in the occupied West Bank, in the first such exercise in three years.

A terse statement said army chief Gadi Eisenkot had called a "surprise exercise in Central Command" -- the military front that controls land captured in a 1967 war which is sought by Palestinians as part of a future state.

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