The Chief of the IDF General Staff, Lt.-Gen. Shaul Mofaz, visited today the Central Command and the West Bank region. The Chief of Staff was breifed by the GOC Central Command, Commander of the West Bank Division and Brigade Commanders who were involved in the recent events in the West Bank.
The Chief of Staff stated that he gravely views the use of weapons by Palestinian police and emphasized that the responsibility rests on the PA authorities to prevent disturbances and incidents involving gunfire from within the PA areas.
The Chief of Staff expressed his appreciation of IDF commanders and forces in the field who acted at operation level and with determination whilst exerting restraint and control.