Chief of Staff, “I hope we can bring them some good news soon”

Bamahane Magazine

A new Torah scroll was dedicated to kidnapped and missing soldiers in the Rabin Base in Tel Aviv

Date: 24/01/2011, 7:59 PM     Author: Elad Shpindel, Bamahane magazine

The ceremony dedicating a new Torah scroll to the Rabin Base in Tel Aviv, attended by the Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, Deputy Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh, Head of the Manpower Directorate, Maj. Gen. Avi Zamir and the Chief Military Rabbi, Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz recently took place. The scroll was dedicated to kidnapped and missing soldiers.

“When I heard the event was taking place, I said I would clear my schedule to be there,” said Lt. Gen. Ashkenazi.

“The issue of kidnapped and missing soldiers is very complex and emotional, and any place I go soldiers, commanders, and students always express their interest and ask about it. And I always say – we sent them on a mission and have not completed it until they come home,” he said.

“The IDF (Zahal) always has and always will take care of missing soldiers, and the notion that they are in the spotlight is a comfort to families. Until we bring them results, though, it doesn’t matter,” he explained, “And I hope we can bring them some good news soon.”