Ya'alon says new submarines can 'strike weapons stockpiled to harm us'

By
January 12, 2016 16:16

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Israel will "know how to reach any place in the Middle East, and beyond, and place its hands on terrorist operatives, their commanders, and those who dispatch them, and if we have to, also strike the weapons they seek to stockpile in order to use against us," Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said at the ceremony held to receive the INS Rahav at Haifa Navy base on Tuesday.

The INS Rahav forms a central component in Israel's power, and like the other four Dolphin submarines in the Israeli fleet, will allow the navy to continue to work with other IDF branches and units to "thwart the wicked intentions of our enemies to disrupt our lives," Ya'alon said.

The submarines not know provide maximum defenses for Israeli residents, but also hold "offensive capabilities that enable us to strike in any place we choose, along Israel's coasts and far from them," he added.

The defense minister also thanked Germany for its commitment to Israel's defense.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 18, 2018
U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

By REUTERS