Gen. Rousseau: IDF ready for another scenario in Gaza

At a meeting between senior officers to head South, authorities said פד”ם that” the Chief link between the civil and military factors is a significant force multiplier. “

תאריך: 22/03/2012, 15:44    
מחבר: הדס דובדבני, אתר צה”ל

The relationship between units in the civilian system in the South, and the need for cooperation between the IDF and civilians, was on the agenda at Forum mayors in the South with the senior staff of the Israel Defense Forces Southern command.

Cooperation between the military citizens stood in the Forum dialogue, especially on a project across to wipe the crust began to shape in recent months. An hourglass, axes and training for Act against Gaza, security, forestry district of the western Negev and Arava areas credit from major mines are military activity in the South, designed to address civilian needs and challenges facing Israel today.

“The dramatic change following the revolution in last year’s first farm.
We must understand that the Arab revolution is not a tsunami, and a wave passes – but the seas requires us to develop a complete response to the security challenges. We have good operational capability. The IDF is unable to answer Commons stability in Egypt and Gaza, “said Commander
Southern command, Aluf Tal Russo.

Gen. Rousseau added that “overall we have promoted last year quite a few things in security around the Gaza Strip as an alert for mortar iron ו’כיפת. On the offensive
There are many tools that we haven’t used them and we make them. The IDF is prepared for every scenario on the offensive, “he added.

Referring to the latest escalation in the South, said the charge that the IDF testing his abilities eventually, normal life routine of residents. “We are today in the quiet period of Israel in terms of hostile acts since the establishment
The State. And yet not feel it. Some of the other targets are to be moral and civic life in the country and we can’t let that happen. The connection between the civil and military factors is a significant force multiplier. “

Meanwhile, of the significant cooperation between the IDF development project is to transition. Advantages of the project, such as improving the infrastructure,
Technological development, economic empowerment and the strengthening of the educational aspect, prove the connection.
The close relationship between security and social aspect.

“IDF South crossing project has vast horizons for international and ethical buildup. I see a passage South an opportunity with unlimited potential for development, “said Chief Conference
Manpower Directorate, Maj. Gen. Ali love.

The Forum was held the 7th time at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Senior officers from the southern command and local authorities, representatives of the police, representatives of the Ministry of Defense and other security bodies attending the Forum agreed as meaningful and successful future lot.

Translated from Hebrew