Chief of Staff: "Whoever tests us will face a powerful, ingenious army"

Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz addresses the rocket fire that hit the city of Eilat last night, describing it as “an extremely severe act of hostility”

Date: 05/04/2012, 11:06 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gatnz addressed tonight, Thursday (April 5), the rocket fire that hit the city of Eilat in southern Israel last night and described the incident as an “extremely severe act of hostility.”

During his speech at the Chief of the General Staff’s outstanding officers ceremony, Lt. Gen. Gantz said that “whoever tests our strength, from both far and near, from the Gaza Strip or the Sinai Peninsula, or any other place, will find himself facing a powerful and ingenious military, prepared to defend Israel and overcome its enemies.”

Lt. Gen. Gantz added that those planning and executing terror attacks against Jewish targets worldwide, among them the attack in Toulouse, France, are intently watch by the IDF (Zahal) as well. “We know the source of these terror attacks. Those behind the hatred and terror attacks must know that whether in the Gaza Strip, in Lebanon or anywhere else, the State of Israel eventually reaches anyone attempting to harm Israeli civilians and the Jewish people,” stressed the Chief of Staff.

Chief of Staff: "Whoever tests us will face a powerful, ingenious army"

Earlier today Head of the Military Intelligence Division, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi addressed the rocket fire that hit the city of Eilat as well. Speaking at the intelligence officers’ course, he explained the attack originated from Sinai and that the rocket fire originated from the Sinai region and that the incident “represents that drastic change the region is going through. Terror organizations continue to increasingly base there, constantly strengthening their grip.”

According to Maj. Gen. Kochavi, “over ten terror infrastructure in Sinai were revealed and dismantled over the past few months.”