Gantz calls settler attack on IDF 'unbelievably absurd'

December 13, 2011 20:55


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Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz called the settler violence against IDF property and personnel an "unfathomable absurdity", in his first reaction to the events of Monday night and Tuesday morning.

During a speech at the Conference for Alumni of the National Security Institute, Gantz said that the attack along with Monday night's raid of an abandoned building along Israel's border with Jordan, were severe events.

"These are violent disturbances," said Gantz. "The IDF that defends its people, found it had to defends itself against them. This is an unfathomable absurdity and I hope the perpetrators will be put to justice. and I am convinced that the leaders and authorities will do everything necessary to achieve this."

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