'It is a very volatile time,' IDF chief of staff tells new soldiers

July 23, 2017 09:25

The IDF's Chief of Staff, Gadi Eizenkot, told newly-enlisted Israeli soldiers at Tel HaShomer - the base on which soldiers join the army - that they are entering the army in a "very complicated and volatile time."

"It will be a different time or service than in past years, and our job is to beat our enemies in a definitive way," he told them. "At the end of the day, we rely on the abilities and the spirit of our soldiers."

He also sent his condolences to the family of those killed in Friday's terror attack in Halamish. He said that the soldier who shot the terrorist acted in  a good manner, and that the soldier's shooting "brought an end to the killing spree."

He also commented on the firing of a rocket from Gaza last night, saying that the projectiles are a reminder of the difficult situation that Israelis are in. The rocket that was fired last night exploded before landing in Gaza.

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