IDF chief of staff posts Passover greeting video

Lt.- Gen. Benny Gantz wishes the Jewish nation a happy Passover, asks for Israeli citizens to keep IDF soldiers in mind.

April 6, 2012 09:51
IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz_390. (photo credit: Ori Shifrin/IDF Spokesman)


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IDF Chief of Staff Lt.- Gen. Benny Gantz released a video Thursday wishing Israeli citizens a happy Passover.

In the greeting video posted on YouTube, Gantz asks citizens to think about the IDF soldiers that will continue to protect the country during the holiday.

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“This evening we gather around the Seder table to celebrate Passover with the Jewish people,” he says. “Just like every day... IDF soldiers of the various units will be at Israel’s borders, on patrols and posts, flying and on vessels – prepared for any incident that would require us to defend the security of Israel’s civilian population.”

Gantz references the recent escalation in southern Israel last month, during which terrorists fired approximately 300 rockets at Israeli civilians, saying that this should serve as a reminder of the threats Israel faces today.

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