The lives lost in Operation Protective Edge should push us to reach its goal of returning security to Israel, MK Yoni Chetboun (Bayit Yehudi) said Sunday after visiting injured soldiers from the Golani Brigade, in which he served.

Chetboun, a former Major in Golani who received a citation from the IDF Chief of Staff for his service in the Second Lebanon War, knew personally several of the soldiers who were killed Saturday night.

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The Bayit Yehudi MK visited injured Golani soldiers on Sunday, some of whom he called his close friends.

"Golani is a brigade that has always absorbed heavy blows, but knew how to hit back in kind," Chetboun said. "This difficult result must motivate us to continue working toward the goals of this operation, to hit Hamas and bring security back to the people of Israel." Chetboun pointed out that it is normal for soldiers to be on the war front, not women and children.

"It is true that war exacts a high price, but we cannot forget that combat soldiers' job is to defend Israel's security," he stated.

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