The IDF will notify Palestinians before carrying out training in Palestinian villages and avoid doing so in “culturally or religiously significant areas,” in the Palestinian Territories, a military legal adviser said.

Replying to a letter by Israeli Human Rights NGO Yesh Din, Colonel Doron Ben Barak, the IDF’s legal adviser in the West Bank, wrote that military orders oblige the IDF to notify Palestinian villagers of military training taking place in the village, but acknowledged that of late such notification was not given.

“Following your letter, the Central Command will emphasize to the soldiers the need to notify [residents] before conducting training in villages,” Ben Barak wrote Yesh Din on January 28.