While protecting the country's human citizens will always be the Israel Defense Force's top priority, the army also finds great importance in defending the country's flora and fauna – such as its birds, according to IDF Chief of General Staff Benny Gantz.
"Preserving our natural resources is an integral part of the work of the IDF, especially in minimizing damage control," Gantz said at the 33rd Annual Seminar on Birding held by the Society for the Protection of Nature (SPNI) and Tel Aviv University on Monday.
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