Region to become more unstable, tense, Israeli military predicts
Israel will in the next year face a more unstable, tense and Islamist region than in the past, which may inadvertently spark conflict, Israel's military intelligence chief said Monday, as he presented an annual situation report, DPA reported.
It will be an environment "dealing with a series of crises - regional and domestic - which raises the threshold of sensitivity of all the players and may lead - even without advance planning - to flare-ups," a military statement quoted Major-General Aviv Kochavi as saying.
The assessment was based on information gleaned from the Military Intelligence branch, other intelligence-gathering bodies, as well as from analysis by the military's Research Division. Once approved by the chief of staff, it is passed on to the government.