Defense Minister Amir Peretz said during a visit to the North on Thursday that IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz had made the right decision by dismissing former OC ground forces Maj.-Gen. Yiftah Ron-Tal.
"I think an officer in the IDF, as long as he is serving, must behave like an officer and not get involved in politics."
Ron-Tal was relieved of duty Wednesday after he sharply criticized the failures of the Lebanon war and called for Halutz's resignation.
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