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