- Published on Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:40
On Thursday, the 21st of June, IDF Chief, Benny Gantz, threatened that the Israeli army will respond harshly if any escalation of violence from within the Gaza Strip continued.
Gantz told settlers that if the security situation continued to worsen on the Southern borders then the army would be ready to respond to any Palestinian attempt to harm Israeli civilians and soldiers.
Gants made these statements during an address at a graduation ceremony for Israeli soldiers. He also talked about the necessity to recruit both settlers and civilians into the army, especially in a time when the State of Israel faces 'dangerous threats' to use his wording.