Thousands of IDF Army Reservists have been ordered to report for duty, immediately, with full gear, coming directly from their homes and workplaces.
This is a fast developing story . . . updates within minutes. Check back.
Tanks, mobile artillery, rocket launchers, fighter jets all on the move.
Word from sources on the ground in Israel is that Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militants from Iraq and even Afghanistan, have been massing in the area of Quinetra, Syria, and have put on Syrian Army uniforms to disguise themselves!
Over the past 24 hours, Iran has allegedly been highly active with cargo aircraft flying into Syria. It is believed these planes are carrying heavy weapons and/or perhaps replacement rockets.
Israel has told Syria's President Bashar Assad what is going on and he apparently refuses to believe it - or do anything about it. Thus, Israel is now looking at "taking them all out."
On Friday, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Dunford, met with his Russian counterpart, General Gerasimov in Europe to discuss certain developments and possible actions over such developments. I am told no positive result reportedly came from that meeting.
UPDATE 1:45 PM EDT --
The call-up of Israeli Reserves is "An Emergency Call-up"
The Israeli security cabinet met for 3 hours today. It is very rare for it to be that long in session.
I have been reaching out to my former colleagues in the Intelligence Community over this. It is difficult to reach many of them because it is Sunday, and the contacts I have overseas are, in most cases, fast asleep due to time zone differences.
What little I have been able to get is as follows: The "official" line is that . . . . "it's a Drill." The back-channel word is that "something very big is coming down within 24 hours." They aren't saying what that "something" is.
I continue efforting additional information. Check back for further updates.
Hours after this Reserve Call-up began, I am now being told that "more than 150,000 reservists have reported so far and more are arriving each hour."