“The army will act to prevent any attempt to breach the naval blockade of Gaza.”

דובר צה”ל

Lieutenant General Benny Gantz first appeared before the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the Knesset and the security challenges in the region, “the arch-expanded from a knife.
The nucleus “

תאריך: 31/05/2011, 11:44    
מחבר: יונתן אוריך

Benny Gantz, Chief of general staff, today (Tuesday) for the first time since entering office, Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the Knesset. The Committee members survey the various security challenges facing today’s agenda.
“The request, in light of the changes in the Middle East expanded greatly,” says core blade
Lt. General Gantz.

Chief addressed that the IDF has produced significant lessons from Nakba Day events which
Occurred this month, following the extensive preparedness Chief for similar events.
Expected in the coming months. “We understand that the next night we could find
In popular protests that ECHO winners public extensions, “said Lieutenant General Gantz, IDF conducted
These demonstrations in Judea and Samaria, the Gaza Strip and the boundaries, by appropriate forces training, formulating an appropriate operating system and appropriate measures. These threats, in addition to pressing new threats require new budget and broader security system. “

According to the new security challenges, are also equipped with old threats required to cope. “The past is still valid, but also emerging new threats that require the ability to operate in several arenas, decisively and decision schedules
Of our enemies, “said.

The Chief also addressed concerns over naval provocation in the form of a trial
Maritime security closure on Gaza, this flotilla light that its declared yesterday that they intend to break the closure during the month. Lt. General Gantz said that “organizers work to kindle hatred and provocation against Israel rather than
Desire to help the population in Gaza. “

He said that Gaza has no humanitarian problem: incoming signal is “food trucks
And equipment. Had the discussions of lessons learned, both in the legal and operational, explained. The IDF will act to prevent any attempt at closure the breakthrough WINS backing of the international community and international law and recently the UN Secretary-General on the legality of the closure the flotilla “Louie

Lt. General Gantz referred that the IDF produced lessons from the Mavi Marmara incident last year.
“Legal reference and IDF media will prevent any attempt to breach the naval blockade, which receives backing from the international arena and international law. Recently, the Secretary or the legality of the closure come the flotilla, “Lieutenant General Ganz summarized.

Translated from Hebrew