Friday, August 5, 2022

Defense Min. to Gaza terror groups: 'Your time is up'

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Blue and White) held a situation assessment Friday in the IDF’s Southern Command headquarters, in the presence of the IDF Chief of the General Staff, head of the Israel Security Agency (Shabak), General of the Southern Command, and head of the Gaza Division.

Following the assessment, Minister Gantz met with the leaders of the various authorities in the communities bordering Gaza.

“The situation in Israel’s south is tense,” Gantz said. “I came here today, with the IDF’s Chief of the General Staff, head of the ISA, and General of the Southern Command, in order to conduct a situational assessment, and to prepare the actions that will remove the threat on this region, in accordance with the operational considerations of the State of Israel.”

“From here, I will travel to meet with the region’s community leaders. First, I would like to express my support for all of the communities bordering Gaza. The State of Israel has the duty and responsibility to defend and protect you. The citizens of Israel and the residents of Israel’s south in particular, have shown extraordinary resilience over the years. Our mission is to ensure that the tension ceases and that routine returns.”

Gantz added, “To the southern communities - we stand with you and we will take all the measures required in order to defend you, in a manner that is both decisive and responsible, and that meets the operational considerations set to bring about the desired results.” READ MORE