IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Benjamin (Benny) Gantz commented this morning on the developments in the north during a visit to the IDF Northern Command: “Hello, without addressing specific occurrences, the Minister of Defense and I have been touring the northern region this morning. The north is beautiful, as always, and it is great to be back here. The IDF is keeping a close eye on recent developments in the northern region. IDF forces are alert and prepared to respond if needed. The civilians of Israel can continue to go about their day to day lives. The north is tranquil, solid and strong. The IDF is prepared for any scenario, and will on the one hand, exercise proper discretion, and on the other,operate with determination and the required intensity. I wish you all a great weekend. Thank you.”