Hilltop Youth setters West Bank 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen)
Whoever aims a stone at the head of an IDF officer poses a danger to the state
and its security, President Shimon Peres declared Sunday.
He spoke in
response to the infiltration by Jewish rioters to the Ephraim Brigade
headquarters earlier this month, during which they vandalized an army vehicle
and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at soldiers.
Settlers demonstrate near Efraim Brigade HQ
PM: Ephraim attack 'a stain on Israeli democracy'
resident of a West Bank settlement
was arrested Sunday on suspicion of being
involved in an attack on the IDF’s Ephraim Division military base
month. The suspect, from Karnei Shomron, was taken into custody by Judea and
Samaria police after coming under suspicion that he was one of 50 far- Right
activists who sneaked into the base December 13, vandalized vehicles, and set
fire to tires to protest the clearing of illegal outposts.
suspects were arrested in connection with the incident last week.
voiced his anger at a Hanukka candle lighting ceremony in the auditorium of the
monument to the Armored Corps in the presence of Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and
300 soldiers from various combat units.
The IDF is ready to confront
every threat from near and from far, said Peres, noting the IDF threatens no one
nor is it afraid of threats.
JPOST VIDEOS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU:
The army is the people, he said, and the
people include all the young men and women who are called to serve in the army.
All soldiers regardless of gender, have the same rights and obligations, Peres
All are equal without favoritism or discrimination, he said,
adding that Israel is one state, with one army and one command. It is a unique
army surrounded by a unique population, and no external force, whether religious
or secular, has the right to give orders.
Disruption of military
discipline can prove hazardous to the IDF’s prowess in combat and its ability to
win battles, Peres warned.
Peres, who was among the architects of
Israel’s defense establishment said he had every confidence in the IDF.
Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>