Defense Minister Benny Gantz visited the IOS division today (Tuesday) and stated that the security forces arrested and injured more than 1,000 terrorists in recent months.
The visit, which was attended by the head of the planning division and building of the multi-armed force, Colonel Yaakov Banjo, the commander of the Central Command, Colonel Yehuda Fox, and the commander of the IOS division, Brigadier General Avi Blot, took place following the security situation in the area and the increase in terrorist attack attempts.
Gantz toured the area of the division and talked with commanders and soldiers who were in the area. He praised their work in the face of security challenges in the current period, in which there is an increase in the number of terrorist incidents in the sector.
“I am finishing a tour of the IOS division against the background of the increased activity against terrorism. In recent months, we have arrested and hit more than a thousand terrorists,” the Minister of Defense revealed.
“I spoke with the sectorial commanders, and asked to convey to them my appreciation and the appreciation of all Israeli citizens for actions on the ground and I emphasized to them the full freedom of action for countermeasures, and the need to behave in a determined, focused and responsible manner in the face of the complex challenges we face. I know we have someone to trust.”
According to him, “We act resolutely against terrorism – and in the right way to allow those who are not involved in it a life of economic and civil well-being.”
He added: “It is important to be clear: anyone who stood up to be killed – we are condemned not to stand up.” We will put our hands on it – in the depth of the area, in the axes and in the transitions. at any time and anywhere. The perpetrators of terrorism are those who harm the Palestinian population, its livelihood and the ability to promote its interests. We will continue to act as much as necessary.”