Gantz visits Gush Etzion amid rising tensions in West Bank

May 26, 2013 18:16


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Amid rising tensions in the West Bank, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz visited Gush Etzion on Sunday.

Gush Etzion Regional Council head David Pearl urged the chief of staff to restore security to the council's residents. "The situation in the Judea and Samaria roads is intolerable. The residents are afraid to go out on the road," he said and added that "there are quite a few civilians and soldiers that were hurt from the stones being thrown."

Gantz told Pearl the responsibility to restore security rests on the IDF. He told Pearl those are trying times, and that citizens of Gush Etzion need to be prepared for that, but promised that the IDF will work to restore the proper level of security to the area.

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